If you train, you can overcome all obstacles: wheelchair fencing champ

Bebe Vio doesn't have an intact limb, but that has not stopped this young athlete from winning gold at the Paralympic Games

02 August 2020 - 00:00 By

Beatrice Maria Adelaide Marzia Vio aka Bebe is an Italian champion wheelchair fencer. When she was 11 years old she was affected by a severe meningitis that caused an infection which resulted in the amputation of both her legs from the knee, and both her arms from the forearms.

As a child she had three passions, which she dubbed "the three S's": school (scuola), fencing (scherma), which she took up when she was five, and scouting (scoutismo)...

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