Paralympic fencing champ Beatric Vio sad over Facebook hate campaign

Feb 24, 2017, 08:26 IST | AFP

Italian paralympic fencing champion Beatrice Vio has taken legal action against an anonymous online sexual harassment campaign targeting her, it was reported on Wednesday

Paralympic fencing champion Beatrice Vio. Pic/AFP

Rome: Italian paralympic fencing champion Beatrice Vio has taken legal action against an anonymous online sexual harassment campaign targeting her, it was reported on Wednesday.

A wave of indignation has swept Italy amid widespread disbelief at the nature of the online abuse against a respected athlete who had to overcome astonishing physical hardship. “I have just filed a complaint against the people who created this Facebook page,” the 19-year-old, who won gold at Rio 2016 told the daily La Repubblica. “I feel bitter. I’ve been struggling for others all these years and it’s a great disappointment that these people feel they can insult me over the internet. It’s sad.”

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