Francesca Porcellato

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Francesca Porcellato
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Francesca Porcellato with former italian president Carlo Azeglio Ciampi
Personal information
Born (1970-09-05) September 5, 1970 (age 44)
Castelfranco Veneto, Italy
Country  Italy
Sport Athletics
Cross-country skiing

Francesca Porcellato (born in Castelfranco Veneto September 5, 1970) is an Italian wheelchair athlete.


She fell when she was 2 years old and broke here back. She discovered that she is paralyzed. In addition to participation in the Paralympics, Porcellato is the only woman to have won four London Marathon wheelchair races.[1] She has competed in wheelchair racing at every Summer Paralympic Games from 1988 to 2008, and in 2006 participated in the Winter Paralympics in cross-country sit-skiing. She has won a total of two gold, three silver, and five bronze medals, all in athletics.[2] She won the silver medal in the 800 metres T54 race at the 2009 Mediterranean Games.

Paralympic appearances[edit]

Francesca has participated in eight editions of the Paralympic Games, six summer and two winter.[3] She was the flag bearer for Italy at Vancouver 2010.

  1. 1988 Summer Paralympics
  2. 1992 Summer Paralympics
  3. 1996 Summer Paralympics
  4. 2000 Summer Paralympics
  5. 2004 Summer Paralympics
  6. 2006 Winter Paralympics
  7. 2008 Summer Paralympics
  8. 2010 Winter Paralympics
  9. 2014 Winter Paralympics


  1. ^ Taylor, Don G. (2006-04-11). "Preview of the Flora London Wheelchair Marathon 2006". SportFocus. Retrieved 2008-05-15. 
  2. ^ francesca porcellato's profile on
  3. ^ "Athlete Search Results". paralympic.or. Retrieved 6 September 2012. 

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