Maria Adele Vigilante
Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
During her rehabilitation she had to learn how to walk with the use of prosthetic limbs. She took up athletics a few years later.
Name of coach
Mario Poletti [national], ITA
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sport is a metaphor for life - hard work, determination, perseverance, victories and defeats." (affaritaliani.it, 23 Jan 2014)
She had viral meningitis at age 15 which resulted in her legs being amputated. (glamour.it, 31 Jan 2014)