The Donna Sport contest is back

The contest “Donna Sport – The best athlete at school” returns with its sixth edition to reward the value and commitment of the most deserving athletes. The initiative of the Bracco Group, launched in 2011, is aimed at all athletes who practice a sport at a competitive level among those federated within the Coni and Cip (Italian Paralympic Committee) who have obtained between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2020 significant sports results and who successfully attended a course of study in the 2018-2019 school / academic year. Up for grabs purchase vouchers for sports clothing and equipment, books, Kindles and IT media. The competition boasts the patronage of Coni and the Italian Paralympic Committee and has one goal: to support and enhance women’s sport, adding together academic and athletic merits. A quality jury will select the best athletes and parathlete among those who will apply by June 3, 2022, by registering for free on the website “To combine study and sport you need passion, tenacity and strict self-discipline. All essential qualities for forming the character of a person ”, says Diana Bracco, president and CEO of the Bracco Group, who has always believed and invested in sport. “With this initiative, which is very close to my heart, we want to enhance the commitment of many young athletes who are applying to be brilliant women. At the last awards ceremony before the pandemic we had two exceptional godmothers returning from the Tokyo Paralympics astonished the world: swimmer Arjola Trimi, gold medal in the 50 backstroke S3, and Martina Caironi, two silvers in the 100 meters of athletics in the T63 category and in the long jump. The stories of tenacity, energy and determination of these two parathletes struck me a lot and were an extraordinary example for the younger ones. When a barrier is knocked down it is a success for the whole national community. “Since 2011, the Bracco Group competition has seen the participation of over 1,000 athletes, mainly between 16 and 17 years old, representing 80 provinces (especially Perugia, Turin, Pisa, Varese, Rome and Milan) and 41 sports disciplines. Among the most practiced: athletics followed by volleyball, figure skating, rowing, football, tennis, swimming, basketball, table tennis, taekwondo, archery, underwater hockey. To reward the young girls in the closing ceremony of each edition there have been characters who have written the history of sport in our country and have brought the name of Italy beyond national borders. Among these Alex Zanardi, Valentina Vezzali, Giovanni Galli, Fiona May.