The first night of the races Tokyo 2020 Olympics did not skimp on emotions to the ‘night owl’ fans, who had to suffer more than expected admiring theItaly of men’s volleyball: under 2 set, the boys of Gianlorenzo Blengini were the protagonists of a great comeback that led them to the tie-break, where with a show of strength they were able to get the better of the opponent also thanks to a Alessandro Michieletto on a day of grace.
Bene Dell’Aquila and fencing
Opposite path for Sofia Ceccarello, who lacks access to the final in shooting from 10 meters with the rifle only because of an error in the last shot after an almost flawless performance. The Olympic Games from Francesca Milani, eliminated in judo (48 kg), while in taekwondo (58 kg) she advances Vito Dell’Aquila: appointment for him in the quarters at 8:15 (Italian time). Many satisfactions and little bitterness from fencing: the first concern Rossella Fiamingo, Federica Isola, Mara Navarria, Enrico Berrè e Luigi Samele, who take the pass for the second round and during the Italian morning will continue their hunt for a medal. Instead, it disappoints expectations Luca Curatoli, eliminated from the saber tournament at the hands of Iulian Teodosiu: analogous discourse, in archery, for Chiara Rebagliati e Mauro Nespoli, immediately out of the mixed race in pairs.
Bitter onset ai Games also for theItaly of tennis, given the defeats of Lorenzo Musetti e Sara Errani respectively against John Millman e Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, while doing the fullItaly rowing: both boats of the two without senior (Kiri Tontodonati / Aisha Rocek the female couple, Giovanni Abagnale / Marco Di Costanzo the male one) and those of the double lightweights (Valentina Rodini / Federica Cesarini e Stefano Oppo / Pietro Willy Ruta), while the four without senior of Matteo Castaldo, Bruno Rosetti, Matteo Lodo e Giuseppe Vicino.
The next appointments
There will be no lack of emotions in the rest of the Olympic day for theItaly, with bated breath for the men’s road cycling final and for the other tournaments that will continue in the next few hours, such as fencing and taekwondo: to watch the beginnings of Lorenzo Sonego e Fabio Fognini, in addition to that of Irma Testa in boxing (54-57 kg). In the morning the eliminatory rounds of swimming and those of men’s artistic gymnastics will also begin, while as regards team sports the spotlight will be on softball (Italy-Japan Everyone 13) and 3X3 basketball (Italy-France Everyone 14:25).
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