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Sofia Catena

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S6

Further personal information

Languages
Italian, English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She has been swimming since she was a child.
Club / Team
Santa Lucia Sport Roma: Rome, ITA

General interest

Nicknames
Kikka 90. (IPC, 12 Nov 2009)
Hobbies
Dance, hip-hop, triathlon. (iltempo.ilsole24ore.com, 30 Jan 2009)
Memorable sporting achievement
Becoming Italian champion. (IPC, 12 Nov 2009)
Most influential person in career
Coach Riccardo Vernole. (IPC, 12 Nov 2009)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Games. (IPC, 12 Nov 2009)
Impairment
She suffers from Hemiplegia [paralysis in one half of the body] as a result of suffering a cerebral haemorrhage in September 2000 when she was 10 years old. (iltempo.ilsole24ore.com, 30 Jan 2009, IPC, 12 Nov 2009)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Butterfly S6 Heat 1 4
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 7