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CAMELLINI Cecilia
Sport Swimming
NPC Italy   
GenderWomen
Age23
Place of BirthModena, ITA
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Visual impairment
Classification
S11, SB11, SM11
Further Personal Information
Residence
Formigine, ITA
Occupation
Athlete, Psychologist
Languages
Italian, English
Higher education
Clinical Psychology - University of Bologna: Italy
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up swimming at age three and began training in 2003 in Modena, Italy.
Why this sport?
She wanted to learn to make bubbles.
Club / Team
ASD Tricolore: Reggio Emilia, ITA
Name of coach
Alessandro Cocchi [club], ITA, from 2009; Riccardo Vernole [national], ITA
Handedness
Right
Senior International Debut
Year
2007
Competing for
Italy
Location
Rio de Janeiro
General Interest
Hobbies
Reading, playing the piano. (swim4life.it, 25 Jul 2011)
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 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
6 2012 200m Individual Medley SM11 3:01.86
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
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2014 100m Backstroke S11 1:23.32
1 2014 50m Freestyle S11 31.13
1 2014 100m Freestyle S11 1:09.34