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“If it seems impossible you can do it” The lesson of Bebe Vio and Paralympic athletes excites Jesi

The stories of life “beyond the barriers” of the Paralympic athletes have impressed and surprised Jesi. Palazzo dei Convegni crowded on Friday afternoon for the third and last workshop of the Eugif programme. The foil champion Beatrice “Bebe” Vio, the diving coach for disabled Romeo Iannone, Sabina Schiavoni and her daughter Bianca Marini, gold medal and world record 800 meters T35 at the World Youth Championships of IPC athletics in Switzerland, and Francesca Kosinska, Italian record holder in the 50 meters dolphin swim style, told their experiences. All stories united by the sense of freedom achieved thanks to sporting practice. The positive message of Bebe Vio was warmly welcomed by the public. Teamwork, tenacity in pursuing dreams and being able to count on the support of the family are the values ‚Äč‚Äčtransmitted by Vio. Fencer since the age of 5, at 11 years old meningitis caused her arms and legs to be amputated. Vio recalled how the virus kills in 97% of cases. “Being that 3% is cool” exclaimed the Paralympic champion among the applauses. Vio greeted everyone with a judgment on the Eugifs. “Events of this kind are important, we hope that everyone can bring something useful home. For the athletes this week has been a training with people of crazy level and we had fun” concluded the Italian champion.

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