FLY2TOKYO: BEBE E LA SUA CREW

Fly2Tokyo: Bebe and her crew. The art4sport project, led by Bebe Vio, which aims to get young promising athletes to qualify for the Paralympic Games

With Riccardo Bagaini, Vittoria Bianco, Edoardo Giordan, Emanuele Lambertini, Andrea Lanfri, Lorenzo Marcantognini, Davide Obino, Marco Pentagoni, Veronica Plebani, Bebe Vio

By La Gazzetta dello Sport journalist Gian Luca Pasini and journalist Claudio Arrigoni

A dream that started as idea, became an objective and ultimately transformed into a year-long project, unveiled at the Festival dello Sport. The initiative involves showcasing to the wider public the sporting journey of 10 male and female athletes from the art4sport team to the Paralympics in Tokyo. This is how the project is described by art4sport, a sports association backed by the Italian Paralympic Committee, set up by Bebe Vio's parents after their daughter survived meningitis, in order to “use sport as a physical and psychological therapy” and “promote the knowledge and practice of Paralympic sport”. Some 24 athletes are part of art4sport, which has turned into a kind of Paralympic academy, with half of the athletes in with a chance of qualifying for the Paralympic Games and several having already succeeded in doing so, such Bebe Vio and Veronica Yoko Plebani. On the stage in Trento, Bebe and the other athletes will talk about the dreams, desires, effort and goals that form part of this wonderful journey to the Paralympic Games in Tokyo.


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