Giuliana Chiara’s story
Giuliana Chiara was born on 16 September 2005 in Trento without her right foot due to a malformation.
Ever since she was a child, she has always been stubborn and headstrong, and it is this temperament that has helped her to overcome the crises that would occasionally arise along the way.
Over the years she has practiced many disciplines, always in their Olympic version: ballet, modern dance, volleyball and swimming. One day, however, the turning point came: her junior high school PE teacher, Massimo Gioberge, saw in her a ‘mindset’ for athletics and persuaded her to try out!
In 2020, not being able to see the results she had hoped for in athletics, she was beginning to lose heart until, thanks to a member of her club, she managed to get in touch with Fispes, the federation to which Paralympic athletics belongs. This is where she got to know art4sport and met Teresa and Ruggero, the President and Vice-President.
In the short term Giuliana would like to improve her personal best in the 100 mt and in the long term she is already aiming for the Paralympic Games in Paris 2024!
The sports personality she most admires is Jessie Owens because he proved that differences cannot stop us!
Giuliana Chiara has joined art4sport in 2021: the Association will be able to help and support her in her future sporting choices.
Giuliana’s sports achievements
Italian indoor athletics championships FISPES – FISDIR in Ancona – Italy (March 2022)
- 60 mt cat. T64: 2nd place, time 9″87
Allievi National Meeting and 54th Golden Oak – Italy (May 2022)
- 100 mt: posted his first best time with the blade (15″26), competing with able-bodied people
- 100 mt.: led Trentino to second place on the podium
World Para Athletics Grand Prix in Jesolo – Italy (May 2022):
- 2nd place, improved his record in the 100 mt. by dropping to 15″66
Castiglione International Meeting – Italy (May 2022):
- 100 mt cat. T64 mixed battery: 3rd place, time 15″30
European Para Youth Games 2022 in Pajulahti – Finland (June/July 2022):
- 100 mt cat. T64 mixed battery (U20): 4th place, time 15″55
Absolute National Championships in Padua – Italy (July 2022):
- 2nd place cat. T64 with a time of 15″50
International Meeting in Lignano Sabbiadoro (UD) – Italy (July 2022):
- 4th place in a mixed battery with a time 15″40
1st Joy Cup in Masen di Giovo (TN) – Italy (August 2022):
- Tackled the 200 mt. for the first time with the able-bodied, obtaining a time of 33″75
December 2021: Giuliana is called up to the Italian Paralympic Youth National Team.