Italian National Champion Giusy Versace features in third ‘my incredible story’ film for Doha 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships
Guisy Versace is the latest athlete to star in the Doha 2015 ‘My Incredible Story’ series. Versace will be competing at the IPC Athletics World Championships, which take place at Qatar Sports Club from 21-31 October, and she tells the story of how her life changed following losing both legs in a car crash in 2005.
The ‘My Incredible Story’ campaign aims to showcase the incredible obstacles, challenges and journeys of some of the world’s greatest para-athletes in order to raise awareness about para-sport and people with a disability, helping to break down barriers and change perceptions.
Giusy Versace, a member of the well-known fashion design company, speaks in the third film about how she managed to stay positive and motivated despite the life-changing effects of losing both her legs.
“August 22, 2005 is a date that I will never forget because it has marked my life in two parts. It divided my life: there is ‘a before’ and ‘an after’. We can’t decide how to deal with the events, but we can decide whether to laugh or cry. The most important medal that I won was the day that I learned to look in a mirror and see Giusy still smiling and as proactive as before, even if I’m missing both legs.”
Speaking about the upcoming IPC Athletics World Championships, Giusy Versace said: “The IPC Athletics World Championships represent a very important milestone. I went to Doha last year and I saw that there is a great desire to do, a desire to evolve and this may be an opportunity for many of them to learn, to look at our world with new eyes and new perceptions. I hope that Doha 2015 will help in discovering athletes’ personal stories.”