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Milena Balsamo (born 26 January 1961 Bologna) was an Italian Paralympic athlete. She won a bronze medal at the 1984 Summer Paralympics, in the 4x400 meters, and silver medal at the 100 meters. She won a gold medal at the 1988 Summer Paralympic Games in the 4x100 meters, and bronze medal at the 4x200 meters.

For her sporting merits, she was awarded the Collare d'oro for sporting merit in 2015 by the Italian National Olympic Committee.

Life

She was born in Bologna, but adopted by Veronese. She was trained in the San Michele Society. She competed in a wheelchair as a sprinter in category 4 and participated in the 1984 Stoke Mandeville Paralympics, and 1988 Seoul Paralympics, obtaining a total of five medals, including four in the relay. In 1992, she left the international competition.

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