Martina Vozza

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
B2
Guide
Ylenia Sabidussi

Further personal information

Residence
Begliano, ITA
Occupation
Student
Languages
Italian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began skiing at age seven in Tarvisio, Italy.
Why this sport?
"I began because my parents enrolled me in a ski club that promoted Paralympic sports. It was not love at first sight, I have to admit. But I am thankful to all those who insisted I go to the slopes because skiing became my biggest passion."
Club / Team
SportXall Hans Erlacher Team: Monfalcone, ITA
Name of coach
Paolo Tavian [club]; Tomaso Tomasetti [club]; Davide Gros [national], ITA; Elena Ricaldone [national], ITA
Training Regime
She combines her skiing training with cycling and boxing. She also spends 10 to 12 hours in the gym per week.

General interest

Hobbies
Sports, going to the beach, stand-up paddleboarding, climbing, going to the gym, listening to music, spending time with friends. (Athlete, 01 Mar 2022; fisip.it, 21 Sep 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in slalom at the 2021 World Championships in Lillehammer, Norway. (Athlete, 01 Mar 2022)
Most influential person in career
Her guide Ylenia Sabidussi. "She inspires me and helps me to improve." (Athlete, 01 Mar 2022)
Hero / Idol
US alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin. (Athlete, 01 Mar 2022)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2026 Paralympic Winter Games in Milan-Cortina. (fisip.it, 21 Sep 2021)
Impairment
Her vision impairment is due to albinism. (fisip.it, 21 Sep 2021)