Childhood photo

Giusy Versace

Athlete statement

I'm proud to be a Save the Dream ambassador, born to protect true values of sport in the world. Though it's quite common to think that my name has preserved me from suffering, as many people living with the same condition, I too felt pain and worked very hard to build a brand new life following my accident. Through Save the Dream, I wish to inspire young people in similar situations - If you fall down, don't be afraid. Smile and stand up! If you believe, you can go anywhere.

Biography

Giusy Versace is a leading Italian para-athlete and former European record-holder.

The daughter of Alfredo Versace, cousin of Donatella Versace and Santo Versace, she worked in fashion, until she was involved in a serious accident in 2005.

Giusy Versace is a rising athletics star in her native Italy, having won several national titles and broken a European record in the 100m (T43) in 2012.

As well as an athlete, Giusy is President of ‘Disability no Limits’ - a national non-profit organisation that raises funds to secure high-tech aids for economically disadvantaged people with disabilities.