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CAMELLINI Cecilia
Sport Swimming
NPC Italy   
GenderWomen
Born10 Mar 1992 in Modena, ITA
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Visual impairment
Classification
S11, SB11, SM11
Further Personal Information
Residence
Modena, ITA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Italian, English
Higher education
L.A. Muratori: Modena, ITA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She learned to swim at the age of three and began training in 2003. She began her swimming in Modena.
Why this sport?
She wanted to learn to make bubbles.
Club / Team
ASD Tricolore:
Name of coach
Alessandro Cocchi
Coach from which country?
Italy
Coach from what year?
2009
Training Regime
Six to eight times a week in the water and three session with weights.
Handedness
Right
International Debut
Year
2007
Competing for
Italy
Location
Rio de Janeiro
General Interest
Hobbies
Reading, playing the piano. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2010; swim4life.it, 25 Jul 2011)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning two silver medals at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Shut up and swim." [from the movie 'Finding Nemo'] (Athlete, 26 Aug 2010)
Awards and honours
She was joint flag bearer for the Italy at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing along with Francesca Porcellato. (espresso.repubblica.it, 09 Jul 2008)
Impairment
She was born blind. (swim4life.it, 18 Jul 2011)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2008 50m Freestyle S11 31.95
2 2008 100m Freestyle S11 1:09.65
1 2012 100m Freestyle S11 1:07.59
1 2012 50m Freestyle S11 30.94
3 2012 100m Backstroke S11 1:19.91
3 2012 400m Freestyle S11 5:20.27 Q
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2010 200m Individual Medley SM11 2:58.17
1 2010 100m Freestyle S11 1:08.56
2 2010 50m Freestyle S11 31.85
1 2010 100m Backstroke S11 1:19.78