She won two Olympic medals in different weight classes, in 1992 and 2000. She won three World Championship medals, two Gold (1989 WC 1991 WC) and one Bronze (1997 WC). Emanuela teaches Judo at Genoa University, Sport Science Course.
Emanuela is a sculptor with work displayed by the Art of the Olympians (AOTO). She is also a board member of the Al Oerter Foundation (AOF) which runs the AOTO program.