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Michela Padovan

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S3

Further personal information

Residence
Turin, ITA
Occupation
Student
Languages
Italian
Higher education
Polytechnic University of Turin: Italy

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age five.
Why this sport?
She was inspired to take up the sport competitively after watching Cecilia Camellini represent Italy in swimming at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London.
Club / Team
CUS Torino: Italy
Name of coach
Valentina Pico [club]

General interest

Hero / Idol
Italian swimmers Federica Pellegrini and Filippo Magnini. (abilitychannel.tv, 27 Apr 2014)
Awards and honours
In 2018 she received an acknowledgement from the city of Turin, Italy, in recognition of her performances during the 2017 season. (finp.it, 19 Jan 2018)
Famous relatives
Her brother Claudio has competed in Para swimming at national level in Italy. He was also born with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. (custorino.it, 05 Mar 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (cippiemonte.it, 04 Mar 2016)
Impairment
She was born with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, a degenerative condition that affects the peripheral nervous system. (comune.torino.it, 14 Mar 2016)