Competition Jersey Signed by Nicole Orlando
Take home this competition jersey worn by Italian paralympian Nicole Orlando for the Trisome Games in 2016.
The athlete has signed the jersey, making it unique.
Nicole Orlando is an Italian Paralympic athlete born in 1993, registered at the gymnastics club La Marmora - Team Ability Biella. She started her sporting activity at just three years old.
Currently specialized in the 100 and 200 meters, the javelin, the long jump and the triathlon, Nicole joined the national team tour at the European IAADS championships in Rome 2013, at 20 years old. In Rome she won three gold medals in the 100 meters, in the long jump and in the 4X100 relay. At the IAADS Open European Championships in Póvoa de Varzim in 2014 she won in the same disciplines as the previous year in Italy.
She currently holds European records in the 100 meters and long jump. At the 2015 World Championships in Bloemfontein in South Africa, her first appearance in a world championship, Nicole triumphed in the 100 meters, the 200 meters, the 4x100 relay, the triathlon and long jump, winning four gold and one silver and setting the new world record in triathlon. She also set a record in the long jump in 2014, jumping 2 meters and 81 cm.
Nicole also took part in the Trisome Games: the first Olympics for athletes with Down syndrome, held in Florence, from July 15 to 22, 2016.
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