After the sparkling opening ceremony, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics come alive for everyone: even for the blue expedition, which on the day of Saturday 24 July, practically the first actual competition, he is already planning to put some medals in the game bag.
The program – Cycling – Football – Tennis – Volleyball
Nibali on the hunt for redemption after Rio
The first thoughts run to the cycling expedition, which in the men’s road test (start at 4:00 Italians) will see engaged Vincenzo Nibali, Gianni Moscon, Damiano Caruso, Giulio Ciccone e Alberto Bettiol: important names that, however, are likely to clash with the number one favorites such as Tadej Pogacar, fresh from success al Tour de France 2021, his compatriot Primoz Roglic, Wout Van Aert e Remco Evenepoel. In short, a group of all respect which will try to make a trip in particular Nibali, looking for a medal that would partially compensate him for the disappointment of Rio 2016. Not only that: the first part of the current season has given back to Italian cycling a Moscon at the height of the golden days. Gold, like that metal also chased by blues engaged in other disciplines.
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The other blues
In case of access to the final (scheduled at 3:45 Italians), will try to hunt for a medal too Sofia Ceccarello, specialist in shooting from 10 meters with the rifle. From the same distance, but with the gun, they shoot Paolo Monna e Tommaso Chelli, who hope to qualify for the final, scheduled for 8:30. All 9:25 and at 9:45 instead the finals will be staged respectively for bronze and gold in archery (mixed team specialties): to dream of a pass are Lucilla Boari e Mauro Nespoli. Starting from 11:10 Francesca Milani hopes to be able to take part in the judo finals (48 kg), while in the early afternoon it will be the turn of fencing: for the women’s sword they dream of a place in the finals Rossella Fiamingo, Mara Navarria e Federica Isola, while for the male saber they will do the same Luca Curatoli, Enrico Berrè e Luigi Samele. The blue day will close Vito Dell’Aquila, which starting from 13:45 he could play for bronze or gold in taekwondo (58 kg).
Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Italians favorites for a medal
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