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Isabella Vicano

Shooting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SH1

Further personal information

Family
Husband Alberto, daughter Anastasia, son Valerio
Residence
Artena, ITA
Languages
Italian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began shooting at a range in Rome, Italy.
Why this sport?
She always loved weapon sports. "Instead of killing me, a gun saved my life. It allowed me to leave the house and get rid of that solitary confinement which usually imprisons each disabled person with their families."
Name of coach
Giuseppe Ugherani [national], ITA
Handedness
Right

International debut

Year
2010
Competing for
Italy
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Alicante, ESP

General interest

Nicknames
Trigger [given to her by her coach because she needed to focus on the trigger of her pistol]. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2014)
Hobbies
Cooking. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2014)
Memorable sporting achievement
Shooting 369 points at the 2010 World Cup in Alicante, Spain, and setting an Italian record with 532 points in the P3 event. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2014)
Most influential person in career
Coach Paolo Damizia. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2014)
Hero / Idol
Italian motor racing driver and handcyclist Alex Zanardi. (avvenire.it, 05 Nov 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Always win." (Athlete, 16 Jul 2014)
Impairment
She has muscular dystrophy which she developed at age 27 while pregnant with her child Valerio. The condition worsened and eventually led to her using a wheelchair. (miraetira.it, 2009)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2014 IPC Shooting World Championships (Suhl, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 10m Air Pistol SH1 Qualification 2014-07-20 20