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Giulia Gadola

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
S3, SB2, SM3

Further personal information

Residence
Italy
Occupation
Athlete
Higher education
Catholic University of the Sacred Heart: Brescia, ITA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She was involved in the sport from a young age and began swimming competitively in 2006.
Why this sport?
"If it were not for swimming, I would not have become so self-confident. Swimming helped me a lot with becoming independent and knowing I can cope by myself."
Club / Team
Pol Bresciana No Frontiere: Italy
Name of coach
Riccardo Vernole [national], ITA

International debut

Year
2011
Competing for
Italy
Tournament
International Tournament

General interest

Impairment
Her mother had a placental abruption at birth, which caused Gadola to be born with spastic diplegia. The condition, also known as Little's disease, is a form of cerebral palsy. (abilitychannel.tv, 22 Jul 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m Freestyle S3 Heat 1 2013-08-12 9
Women's 50 m Breaststroke SB2 Final 1 2013-08-13 7
Women's 50 m Breaststroke SB2 Heat 2 2013-08-13 6
Women's 50 m Freestyle S3 Heat 2 2013-08-14 10
Women's 100 m Freestyle S3 Heat 2 2013-08-16 12
Women's 150 m Individual Medley SM3 Heat 2 2013-08-17 9999
Women's 50 m Butterfly S3 Final 1 2013-08-18 5