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Gia Pergolini

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Feb 3, 2004


Atlanta, GA


St. Francis High School

classification: S13, SB13, SM13

Pergolini began swimming in 2008 at age four and started competing competitively at age five...Growing up, she played lacrosse, soccer and gymnastics, but swimming was her passion...When she was diagnosed with Stargardt’s disease, she decided to focus on swimming...In 2017, Pergolini set multiple records, including the American and Pan Am record in the S13 100-meter backstroke at the 2017 U.S. Paralympics Swimming World Championships Trials in Colorado Springs, Colorado...Daughter of Bill and Alice Pergolini...Has two brothers, Matthew and David...Hobbies include hanging out with her friends, baking and listening to Ariana Grande.
  • One-time Paralympian (2020); One-time Paralympic medalist (1 gold)
  • Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, gold (100-meter backstroke), 5th (100-meter butterfly)
  • Most recent: 2022 – GOLD (100-meter freestyle, 100-meter backstroke); SILVER (100-meter butterfly, 50-meter freestyle); BRONZE (200-meter individual medley)
  • Years of Participation: 2017, 2019, 2022
  • Medals: 6 (2 gold, 4 silver, 1 bronze)
  • Gold – 2022 (100-meter freestyle, 100-meter backstroke)
  • Silver – 2022 (100-meter butterfly, 50-meter freestyle), 2019 (100-meter backstroke), 2017 (100-meter backstroke)
  • Bronze – 2022 (200-meter individual medley)

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