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CAMELLINI Cecilia
Sport Swimming
NPC Italy   
GenderWomen
Age24
Place of BirthModena, ITA
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Visual impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S11
Further Personal Information
Residence
Emilia, ITA
Occupation
Student
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. She 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
Senior International Debut
Year
2007
Competing for
Italy
Location
Rio de Janeiro, BRA
General Interest
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 opening ceremony of the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing along with wheelchair racer Francesca Porcellato. (espresso.repubblica.it, 09 Jul 2008)
Impairment
She was born with no vision. (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
3 2016 100m Backstroke S11 1:22.65
2 2016 400m Freestyle S11 5:30.26
3 2016 50m Freestyle S11 32.00
1 2016 100m Freestyle S11 1:09.20