RICCIARDI Sara
Italy
ITA
Title
Ms
Lastname
RICCIARDI
Firstname
Sara
Gender
female
Country
Italy
Place of birth
PATTI (ME)
Year of birth
1996 (27 y.o.)
Discipline(s)
Women's Artistic Gymnastics
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Occupation
Athlete
Spoken languages
Italian
Club
Corpo Libero Gymnastics Padova: Italy
Coach
Michela Francia [club]; Enrico Casella [national], ITA
Injuries
She fractured one of her big toes and was unable to compete at the 2018 European Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. (oasport.it, 27 Jul 2018)
Start sporting career
She took up the sport in Capo d'Orlando, Italy.
Ambitions
To become a coach once her sporting career is over. (sportface.it, 06 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Michela Francia. (sportface.it, 06 Mar 2018)
Additional information
LEAVING HOME
At age 12 she left her hometown in Sicily, Italy, and relocated to Milan in order to train at the Federal Technical Centre. "The experience in Milan was a huge opportunity at the time. It was a not an easy choice, leaving home at just 12, to be far away from my parents in Sicily. But I did not want to miss out on the opportunity so I left and that's how I started to follow my own path." (sportface.it, 06 Mar 2018)

ILLNESS
She has the inherited condition thalassemia, which means the body produces an abnormal amount of haemoglobin. The illness came to a head while she was training at the Federal Technical Centre in Milan, Italy, and resulted in a number of physical problems that kept her out of competition for almost a year. She considered retiring from the sport, but in 2015 she was persuaded to persevere by coach Michela Francia. "[She] called me to join Corpo Libero Gymnastics Team in Padua [Italy]. That pushed me on to get rid of those negative thoughts and continue my career." (sportface.it, 06 Mar 2018)

Last update : 2023-09-22

World Championships

2018 - 48th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships DOHA (QAT)

All-Around
Rank Final
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Score Final
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Rank Qualif.
29
Score Qualif.
51.999 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
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Rank Qualif.
59
Score Qualif.
12.600
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
38
Score Qualif.
12.833
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
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Rank Qualif.
35
Score Qualif.
12.833
Team
Rank Final
-
Score Final
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Rank Qualif.
12
Score Qualif.
156.830