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Karim Gouda Said Hessan



Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
S11, SB11, SM11

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age four. He began competing in 2015.
Why this sport?
He was afraid of water and a swimming instructor helped him to overcome his fear.
Club / Team
CC Aniene: Bologna, ITA

General interest

Playing the piano. (, 01 Jun 2019)
Hero / Idol
Italian swimmer Federica Pellegrini. (, 06 May 2019)
Other sports
In 2019 he won the K1 B1 boys' event at the Italian Para canoeing championships. (, 18 Jun 2019)
Other information
His parents always encouraged him to take up different sports. At age four he began climbing courses in Bologna, Italy before he took up swimming. At age six he discovered canoeing, a discipline he liked so much that he enrolled in courses in Ferrara, Italy. By age 11 he had tried fencing, basketball, tennis, ice skating and dancing. He has won junior Italian championships in Para canoeing and during the winter he competes in alpine skiing. (, 18 Jun 2019;, 17 May 2016)

He was born in Italy to an Egyptian father and an Italian mother. (, 01 Jun 2019)