The dream ends in tears Rossella Fiamingo to return to the Olympic podium, five years after the Rio silver medal. The Sicilian fencer surrendered 15-7 in the quarterfinals against the Estonian Katrina Lehis, who immediately gained a shock advantage of 6-0 which effectively made a comeback impossible.
“I am small and I have never found the measure against her which is very high” explained the spadista, citing the evident difference in stature between her (1.68 tall) and the Estonian (1.86). “I tried to modify my fencing, but she wasn’t influenced by any kind of change, and she alternated very well the actions. It went like this. I’m sorry, I tried to believe it, but from the middle of the assault I knew it was very difficult to recover “.
“Now we hope for the team tournament, we hope for redemption – said the two-time world champion, who allowed herself tears of pain, but liberations – I bring with me the positive side of having moved forward in this tournament, but here what what counts is the medal. This clear defeat burns me. “
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