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Emanuela Romano

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Italian, English

Sport specific information

Club / Team
ASD Nuotatori Campani: Italy
Name of coach
Alessandro Boraschi [powerlifting, national]

General interest

Hobbies
Shopping. (Facebook profile, 02 Oct 2020)
Most influential person in career
Para swimming coach Vincenzo Allocco. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2015)
Hero / Idol
Italian swimmer Filippo Magnini. (IPC, 23 Nov 2009)
Injuries
Health problems prevented her from competing in Para swimming at the 2014 European Championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands. (finp.it, 31 Jul 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Don't worry, be happy." (Athlete, 12 Jul 2015)
Awards and honours
She was named Best Female Lifter at the 2021 Italian Para Powerlifting Cup in Fiumicino, Italy. (ottopagine.it, 22 Oct 2021)
Other sports
She represented Italy in swimming at the 2012 and 2016 Paralympic Games, and in Para powerlifting at the 2021 World Championships in Tbilisi, Georgia. (SportsDeskOnline, 26 Apr 2022; swim4lifemagazine.it, 08 Sep 2016; IPC, 01 Jan 2016)
Impairment
She was born with arthrogryposis, which causes joint contractures and muscle weakness. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m Freestyle S8 Final Round 5
Women's 50 m Freestyle S8 Heats 13
Women's 100 m Backstroke S8 Heats 11
Women's 100 m Freestyle S8 Heats 8
Women's 100 m Freestyle S8 Final Round 8
Women's 400 m Freestyle S8 Heats 5
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 8
Women's 400 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 6
Women's 400 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 5
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 2
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S6 Heat 2 2012-08-30 5
Women's 100 m Backstroke S6 Final Round 2012-08-30 7
Women's 400 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 2012-09-01 3
Women's 400 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 2012-09-01 5
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Heat 2 2012-09-03 6
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 2012-09-04 4
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 2012-09-08 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 2012-09-08 5
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m Freestyle S6 Final 1 2013-08-12 4
Women's 400 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 2013-08-12 3
Women's 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Final 1 2013-08-14 2
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 2013-08-14 3
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Final 1 2013-08-14 1
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Heat 2 2013-08-15 9
Women's 100 m Backstroke S6 Heat 2 2013-08-17 7
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Final 1 2013-08-18 2
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 2013-08-18 1
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 2015-07-13 5
Mixed 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Final 1 2015-07-13 4
Women's 400 m Freestyle S6 Final 1 2015-07-13 6
Mixed 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Heat 1 2015-07-13 3
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Heat 1 2015-07-14 8
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Final 1 2015-07-14 7
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 2015-07-16 9
Women's 100 m Backstroke S6 Heat 1 2015-07-18 10
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 2015-07-19 6
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Final 1 2015-07-19 6
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S6 Heat 1 2016-09-08 3
Women's 100 m Backstroke S6 Final Round 2016-09-08 5
Mixed 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Final Round 2016-09-09 4
Mixed 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Heat 2 2016-09-09 2
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 2016-09-10 3
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 2016-09-10 8
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Heat 1 2016-09-11 3
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Final Round 2016-09-11 7
Women's 400 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 2016-09-13 5
Women's 400 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 2016-09-13 7
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 3 2016-09-17 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 2016-09-17 7