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Emmanuele Marigliano

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S3, SB2, SM3

Further personal information

Residence
Naples, ITA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Italian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He was invited to try Para swimming by coach Vincenzo Allocco in Portici, Italy.
Why this sport?
"I loved playing football but could not practise it, so I decided to dedicate myself to swimming. Swimming represents freedom for me because in the water there are no barriers. I can share my situation with other young people who are also faced with impairments and challenges. I was looking for something I could stand out in and show that anyone, in the right environment, can bring out their qualities. Sport can help make a person their best self."
Club / Team
CS Portici: Italy
Name of coach
Riccardo Vernole [national], ITA; Vincenzo Allocco, ITA; Francesca Allocco, ITA

General interest

Hobbies
Supporting Italian football team Napoli. (Facebook profile, 05 Mar 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the SB2 50m breaststroke at the 2020 European Championships in Madeira, Portugal, which was held in 2021. (informareonline.com, 02 Jul 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Give your dreams a chance. I'm not saying you won't suffer, I'm not saying you won't fail, I'm saying you won't regret it." (informareonline.com, 02 Jul 2021)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris. (vesuviolive.it, 14 Sep 2021)
Impairment
He was born with cerebral palsy [spastic quadriparesis], which causes reduced mobility. (informareonline.com, 13 May 2021)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has served as a volunteer for UNITALSI Napoli in Italy, which offers help and support for people with illnesses and impairments. (ilriformista.it, 02 Aug 2021)