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Giuseppina Gargano

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Languages
Italian, French

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began training in 2006.
Why this sport?
She was inspired to take up a sport after travelling to watch the 2006 Paralympic Winter Games in Turin.
Training Regime
She trains five or six days a week.

General interest

Hobbies
Embroidery, reading. (IPC, 13 Nov 2009)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (IPC, 13 Nov 2009)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up." (IPC, 13 Nov 2009)
Impairment
She had her right leg amputated at age two as a result of an accident. (espresso.repubblica.it, 11 Jul 2008)
Other information
DETERMINATION
She was so determined to compete that she took out a loan against her house so she could focus on training instead of working. (espresso.repubblica.it, 11 Jul 2008)

EARLY DAYS
Despite only beginning the sport in 2006, she had already set Italian national records in the T44 100m and 200m before she went to the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (espresso.repubblica.it, 11 Jul 2008)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T44 Heat 2 5
Women's 200 m T44 Final Round 6