Veronica Yoko Plebani (ITA)

Veronica Yoko Plebani (ITA)

ITItaly
Paracanoe
Date of birth
01 March 1996
Height
173 cm
Weight
57 kg
Residence
Milan, ITA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, German, Italian

Biography

General Interest

Hobbies
Dancing. (abilitychannel.tv, 10 Aug 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal at the 2014 European Championships in Brandenburg, Germany. (azzurridigloria.com, 14 Apr 2016)
Most influential person in career
Her father. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2013)
Hero / Idol
New Zealander paddler Lisa Carrington. (letteradonna.it, 29 Apr 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Replace words with actions." (art4sport.com, 2013)
Other sports
She represented Italy in para-snowboarding at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (abilitychannel.tv, 01 Jun 2016)
Ambitions
To win a medal in snowboarding at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (lettera43.it, 23 Oct 2012; letteradonna.it, 29 Apr 2016)
Impairment
The impairment to her hands and feet is the result of bacterial meningitis. She was diagnosed with the illness in April 2011. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2013)
Other information
AMBASSADOR
She is an ambassador of 'art4sport', a non-governmental organisation that encourages young people with limb deficiencies to try sport. She visits schools to talk about her experience. (letteradonna.it, 29 Apr 2016)

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up para-canoeing in 2012.
Why this sport?
After her illness she took up canoeing as she lived only 200m from a club on the river Oglio in Palazzolo sull'Oglio, Italy.
Club / Team
KCC Palazzolo: Trento, ITA
Name of coach
Stefano Porcu [national], ITA
Training Regime
She trains six days a week at the Idroscalo in Milan, Italy.

Results

CompetitionEventLocationDateSeasonGenderResultRankMentions
World ChampionshipsKayak single KL3 200mGermany, Duisburg19 May 20162016Women52.5694Latest resultBest result
World ChampionshipsKayak single KL3 200mItaly, Milan20 August 20152015Women53.7575Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 200m LTAGermany, Duisburg29 August 20132013Women1:03.44910Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 200m TAGermany, Duisburg28 August 20132013Women1:05.9294Best result
Paralympic GamesKayak single KL3 200mBrazil, Rio de Janeiro15 September 20162016Women52.8026Latest resultBest result