Caironi is the best Paralympic sprinter in the world. There are no other athletes with amputated legs quite like her. She is one of the international stars in Paralympic athletics. She was 18 when a hit-and-run driver ran over the motorbike that she was on with her brother and fled the scene, which resulted in a leg amputation just above the knee for the Bergamo-born athlete. She won gold in the 100m at her first Paralympic Games at London 2012, which she considers the best event of all time, a feat which he replicated at Rio 2016. With a time of 14.61 seconds in the 100m, Caironi became the first female amputee of all time to break the 15-second barrier. The Italian's best distance in the long jump is an impressive 4.91m and she has become a standard-bearer for Paralympic athletes all over the world.