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BRUZZESE Chiara
Sport Para dance sport
NPC Italy   
GenderWomen
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Classification
L&F2
Further Personal Information
Residence
Savona, ITA
Languages
Italian
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport?
She tried a number of sports growing up before discovering Para dance sport. "Growing up I slowly abandoned those sports and fell in love with dance because music wasn't enough for me anymore. I was surprised when I saw wheelchair dancing. Music has always been my greatest passion. Growing up with music, I approached dancing by watching musical films, so the passion grew and I discovered that Para dance sport also existed. I was also probably influenced by my father who was a dancer in a company in Genoa, but, yes, I have the dancing gene in me."
Club / Team
ASD Semplicemente Danza: Savona, ITA
Name of coach
Edo Pampuro [club]
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If I can do this, I can do everything." (ecodisavona.it, 11 Jan 2019)
Other sports
She has competed in Para equestrian dressage at national level in Italy, and won a gold medal in the team event at the 2013 National Special Olympic Games in Arezzo, Italy. (ecodisavona.it, 11 Jan 2019; savonanews.it, 29 Apr 2013)
Other information
EARLY DAYS
She tried a number of sports growing up before deciding to focus on Para dance sport. "I started with swimming, I practised twice a week, not for competitions or anything, but to help me with my motor skills. Then I also started riding a beautiful pony that my grandfather gave me, and from the pony I went to the horse, with various riding courses I practised both for therapy and competitions. I still practice horse riding, although less than before, since I dedicated myself to dancing. During the holidays, both summer and winter, I have always ventured into sports such as skiing, rafting, archery, rock climbing and many other outdoor sports. I like any sport that demands hard work and tests." (ecodisavona.it, 11 Jan 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
10 2019 C1/5D Combi Freestyle 17.694
16 2019 C1 Single Freestyle 14.328 
5 2019 C1/5D Duo Freestyle 15.620