Athlete, reality TV contestant, writer
In 2016, she won her first international medals (European Championships: Silver on 200 m and Bronze on 400 m). During the same year, she reached one of her biggest goals participating and participated in the Rio Paralympics, making it to the final in the 200 m race.
Since starting her new chapter of athleticism, Giusy has collected 11 Italian titles and set several national records for 60, 100, 200 and 400 meter races. During this time, Giusy extendend her interests by writing in 2013 an autobiography “Con la testa e con il cuore si va ovunque” (With the Head and the Heart You Go Anywhere) that instantly became a bestseller (Oscar Mondadori edition). Since 2014, Giusy has been the ambassador of the international campaign promoting integrity in sports among young people, “Save the Dream,” together with other internationally renowned athletes, including professional soccer player Alex Del Piero.
Shortly after taking this public role, Giusy competed and won the 10th season of “Ballando con le Stelle” (Dancing with the Stars) a national televised dancing competition. For the following years, Giusy had multiple television appearances, including “Alive – La Forza della Vita” and “La Domenica Sportiva.”
In 2015, Giusy was chosen to be the first paralympic “eagle” during Carnival in Venice – a prestigious role given to an athlete as a part of the traditional celebrations. In 2017, director Edoardo Sylos Labini was inspired by her autobiography and transformed it into a theatrical show in prose, music, and dance starring Giusy herself, dancer Raimondo Todaro, and musician Daniele Stefani.