Maria Adele Vigilante

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T43

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

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sport is a metaphor for life - hard work, determination, perseverance, victories and defeats." (affaritaliani.it, 23 Jan 2014)
Impairment
She had viral meningitis at age 15 which resulted in her legs being amputated. (glamour.it, 31 Jan 2014)