Chiara Devittori

Nordic Skiing


Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
LW4, LW4

Further personal information

French, German, Italian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up para-cycling and para-skiing in 1997.
Why this sport?
She says that during and after her rehabilitation, getting back into sports was "perhaps the most important medicine". She also says that meeting other para-athletes with impairments more serious than hers provided her with extra motivation.

General interest

Awards and honours
She was Switzerland's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2006 Paralympic Winter Games in Turin. (, 11 Mar 2006)
In 1994 she had her right leg amputated at the knee as a result of a tumour. (, 01 Mar 2010)