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Gloria Boccanera

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S2

Further personal information

Residence
Rocca di Papa, ITA
Occupation
Coach
Languages
Italian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up swimming at age six. She began competing in para-swimming in 2014.
Club / Team
Accademia del Nuoto di Marino: Italy
Name of coach
Riccardo Vernole [national], ITA; Enrico Testa, ITA
Training Regime
She does four two-hour sessions a week.

General interest

Hobbies
Going to the beach, spending time with friends, listening to Latin music. (abilitychannel.tv, 2016)
Hero / Idol
Italian swimmer Francesca Pellegrini. (abilitychannel.tv, 2016)
Impairment
She has quadriplegia as the result of a domestic accident in 2011. (abilitychannel.tv, 2016)
Other information
OCCUPATION
Since 2006 she has worked as a swimming instructor at the Accademia del Nuoto di Marino in Italy. (gazzetta.it, 19 Dec 2015; Facebook profile, 06 Aug 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S2 Final Round 2016-09-09 6
Women's 50 m Backstroke S2 Final Round 2016-09-15 4