The Final Leg, The movie

The extraordinary footage of the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim alternate to my speech at the United Nations

Manhattan Island Marathon Swim, the final leg

June 28th, 2014 – New York, Battery Park. Salvatore Cimmino between Filippo Tassara and Michael Lenton

I would like to express my deep gratitude to all the people that have been close to me with their affect and support during these years.

June 28th, 2014 – New York, Battery Park. Punching, assignment of the number of race: 6

I would also express my thanks to all those that shared and, I am sure, will continue to share my battle: for a world without barriers and borders.

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Video Presented at the Conference: SPORTS FOR INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT AND EMPOWEREMENT FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

SPORTS FOR INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT AND EMPOWEREMENT FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

June 10, 2014 – United Nations, New York

Introduction:

There are approximately one billion persons with disabilities in the world, amounting to 15 percent of the global population. Evidence suggests that persons with disabilities are disproportionately represented among the world’s poor. Children with disabilities are less likely to attend school, which in turn decreases their chances of developing skills for future employment opportunities. This kind of exclusion, both economic and social, breaches the human rights fo the world’s largest minority and poses a major development challenge. Rich diverse societies that are truly inclusive will help strengthen the enjoyment of fundamental human rights and contribute to development for all its members.

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Human Rights, we can be free only if all are

may 17, 2014 – Santa Teresa di Gallura, meeting with students of the ‘Institute PFM Magnon

To swim in rough sea, force 3 gale, while crossing the Strait of Bonifacio between Corsica and Sardinia. To face a very strong wind about 25/35 knots from north-east, and about 5 feets high waves and a minimum 12 degrees Celsius water temperature. Possibly, people have thought I am so crazy. Actually, that had not been my first time I met that kind of weather condition. I already had many experience in similar very difficult condition, as I did when in Lake Kivu, in Congo (with a high risk for very dangerous gas fumes on the water surface) . . . →Continue reading