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Cecilia Camellini

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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S11, SB11, SM11

Further personal information

Residence
Emilia, ITA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Italian, English
Higher education
Clinical Psychology - University of Bologna: Italy

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up swimming at age three. She began training in 2003 in Modena, Italy.
Why this sport?
She wanted to learn to make bubbles.
Club / Team
Sea Sub Modena [ITA] / GS Fiamme Oro [ITA]:
Name of coach
Matteo Poli [Sea Sub Modea]; Riccardo Vernole [national]; Daniele Di Fabio [personal]

International debut

Year
2007
Competing for
Italy
Location
Rio de Janeiro, BRA

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"Shut up and swim." [from the movie 'Finding Nemo']. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2010)
Awards and honours
In March 2017 she was named the Athlete of the Month by the Italian Paralympic Swimming Federation [FINIP]. (finp.it, 22 Mar 2017)

She was joint flag bearer for Italy at the opening ceremony of the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing along with wheelchair racer Francesca Porcellato. (espresso.repubblica.it, 09 Jul 2008)
Impairment
She was born with no vision. (swim4life.it, 18 Jul 2011)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Heat 2 2
Women's 100 m Freestyle S11 Final Round 2
Women's 100 m Freestyle S11 Heat 1 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Final Round 2
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Final Round 2
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Heat 2 2
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM11 Final Round 2
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM11 Heat 1 1
Women's 100 m Freestyle S11 Final Round 1
Women's 100 m Freestyle S11 Heat 2 1
Women's 100 m Backstroke S11 Final Round 1
Women's 100 m Backstroke S11 Heat 2 2
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S11 Heat 3 2012-08-31 2
Women's 100 m Freestyle S11 Final Round 2012-08-31 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Heat 3 2012-09-01 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Final Round 2012-09-01 1
Women's 100 m Backstroke S11 Final Round 2012-09-02 3
Women's 100 m Backstroke S11 Heat 1 2012-09-02 1
Women's 400 m Freestyle S11 Final Round 2012-09-07 3
Women's 400 m Freestyle S11 Heat 1 2012-09-07 1
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM11 Final Round 2012-09-08 6
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM11 Heat 1 2012-09-08 2
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S11 Heat 1 2016-09-09 3
Women's 100 m Backstroke S11 Final Round 2016-09-09 7
Women's 400 m Freestyle S11 Final Round 2016-09-10 2
Women's 400 m Freestyle S11 Heat 1 2016-09-10 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Heat 2 2016-09-12 2
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Final Round 2016-09-12 5
Women's 100 m Freestyle S11 Heat 1 2016-09-15 1
Women's 100 m Freestyle S11 Final Round 2016-09-15 5