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Salvatore Urso

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

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

Further personal information

Residence
Naples, ITA
Occupation
Student
Languages
English, Italian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up swimming at age eight, but quit after a year. He returned to the sport after being encouraged by his coach, Luca Del Giudice.
Why this sport?
"I was fascinated by the sport."
Club / Team
Noived Napoli: Italy
Name of coach
Luca Del Giudice, from 2008

International debut

Year
2018
Competing for
Italy
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Dublin, IRL

General interest

Hobbies
Listening to music, supporting Italian football club SSC Napoli, cooking, playing drums. (swim4lifemagazine.it, 15 Nov 2017; Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning six medals at the 2017 European Youth Games in Genoa, Italy. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
His coach. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
Italian sprinter Pietro Mennea. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)
Awards and honours
He was named Paralympic Athlete of the Month in October 2017 by Swim4Life Magazine and the Italian Paralympic Swimming Federation [FINP]. (swim4lifemagazine.it, 15 Nov 2017)
Impairment
He was born with microphthalmia, a developmental disorder which affects his vision. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)