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Anna CAVALLARO

Anna CAVALLARO is an Italian athlete and competes in Vaulting.

Name Anna CAVALLARO
FEI ID 10026620
Gender Female
Date of Birth 25/01/1986
Competing for Italy - ITA
Registration Vaulting 2019
Last update 02/10/2018
FEI Database

Vaulting 70x70
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She began gymnastics at age four, and then discovered vaulting at age 11. "I've always loved acrobatics and jumping around."
Why this sport? She discovered vaulting by chance after she accompanied a friend to a lesson. "Until then I did not know the world of the horses. I had gone casually to the riding school where I met my trainer Nelson, who invited me to try and from there my love towards this discipline began. It felt natural to me right away. Performing complex gymnastic figures on a horse in motion is a challenge that develops balance and coordination."
Name of coach Daniele Dall'Ora [national]; Nelson Vidoni [personal], ITA, from 1997
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement Winning the 2013 World Cup Final in Braunschweig, Germany, and winning silver at the 2014 World Equestrian Games [WEG] in Normandy, France. (fei.org, 06 Mar 2017; Facebook page, 06 Aug 2018)
Injuries She sustained a right knee injury at the end of her technical routine at the 2018 World Equestrian Games [WEG] in Tryon, NC, United States of America. She withdrew from the vaulting final at the Games due to the injury. (ridersadvisor.com, 21 Sep 2018) She ruptured a cruciate ligament in her knee in 2008 which put her out of action for 18 months. She returned to competition in 2009. (fise.it, 26 Jan 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto "I recommend vaulting to all parents for their children. It combines physical exercise with the establishment of relationships - with humans and with the animal. This is important because it teaches how to start and manage relationships in general. Twirling on a horse builds confidence and self-esteem, and working in a team creates solidarity among teammates and the spirit of competition." (fise.it, 04 May 2011)
Other information OTHER STUDIES She has a degree in art restoration from the University of Verona in Italy. (fise.it, 09 Nov 2012)
Further Personal Information
Residence Verona, ITA
Occupation Athlete
Languages Italian
Higher education Physical Education, Visual Arts - University of Verona: Italy