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DE PAOLIS Eleonora
Sport Para Canoe Sprint, Rowing, Shooting Para sport
NPC Italy   
Place of BirthVelletri, ITA
Height1.68 m
Weight 54 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Further Personal Information
English, Italian, Spanish
Higher education
Engineering Management - University of Rome Tor Vergata: Italy
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began rowing in 2014 with Circolo Canottieri Napoli in Italy.
Why this sport?
"I fell in love with it at the first rowing machine workout. For the first time in a while I felt alive, so much so that I started crying."
Club / Team
Circolo Canottieri Napoli: Italy
General Interest
Sport, travelling. (, Sep 2015)
Other sports
She competed in shooting Para sport at the world championships in 2013 and 2014. Before her accident she participated in able-bodied athletics at national level in Italy, including finishing fourth in pole vault at the 2006 National Championships. (, 23 Jul 2014; SportsDeskOnline, 22 Jul 2014; Athlete, 16 Oct 2013)
She was involved in a car accident in 2011. (Athlete, 16 Oct 2013)
Other information
She has studied at University of Extremadura in Badajoz, Spain. (Facebook profile, 04 Jun 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships - Rowing
Rank Year Event Result
9 2014 Arms Only Single Sculls 6:35.74
6 2015 Arms Only Single Sculls 5:50.92
Paralympic Games - Rowing
Rank Year Event Result
9 2016 Arms Only Single Sculls 5:54.13 
World Championships - Shooting Para sport
Rank Year Event Result
26 2014 R2 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 383.7
40 2014 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 626.2
41 2014 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 597.4
World Championships - Para Canoe Sprint
Rank Year Event Result
2 2018 Kayak single KL1 200m 56.795
8 2019 Kayak single KL1 200m 59.84
European Championships - Shooting Para sport
Rank Year Event Result
13 2013 R2 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 396.5
38 2013 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 619.8
European Championships - Para Canoe Sprint
Rank Year Event Result
  2018 Kayak single KL1 200m  DNF
2 2019 Kayak single KL1 200m 55.772