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Italian teen quadruple amputee’s fight to skewer fencing gold medal at Rio 2016

 Scarp de' tenis - Italy 08 July 2019

Nineteen-year-old Italian fencer Beatrice “Bebe” Vio is ready to fight for gold at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio this summer. The quadruple amputee lost her legs and forearms when she contracted meningitis aged 11. But that hasn’t curbed her unfaltering optimism and determination to succeed. Already a 2015 World Champion, she now has her sights on Rio. In her own words, “I can do anything, even win.” Italian street paper Scarp de’ tenis shares Bebe’s inspiring story. (1042 Words) - By Alberto Rizzardi

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Nineteen-year- old Italian fencer Beatrice Bebe Vio is ready to fight for gold at the 2016 Paralympic games in Rio this summer.Credit: Scarp de’ tenis

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Nineteen-year- old Italian fencer Beatrice Bebe Vio is ready to fight for gold at the 2016 Paralympic games in Rio this summer.Credit: Scarp de tenis

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Nineteen-year- old Italian fencer Beatrice Bebe Vio is ready to fight for gold at the 2016 Paralympic games in Rio this summer.Credit: Scarp de tenis


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