First two medals for Italy at the Olympics in Tokyo 2020. Gold, prodigious, is of Vito Dell’Aquila In the taekwondo category -58 kilograms. At a disadvantage for most of the final against the Tunisian Jendoubi (who in the semifinals had eliminated the great favorite and number one in the world Jun Jang), the player from Brindisi amazed everyone with a last minute of fire, setting the final result at 16-12 in his favor.
After a difficult start, with the North African leading 5-2 at the end of the first round, Dell’Aquila gradually moved up to the chair, shortening the distance in the second round (ended still at a disadvantage, but measuring only 8-9) and then signing the final masterpiece. The last blue gold in taekwondo dates back to the 2012 Games. In London it was Carlo Molfetta who won, and this is not too curious confirmation: Puglia is confirmed as the national capital of martial art, given that Molfetta was born in Mesagne and Dell ‘Aquila a … Molfetta.
A few minutes before, Luigi Samele instead he had brought home the silver in the saber, defeated only by the Hungarian legend Aron Szilagyi. It ends 15-7 for the opponent, who brings home the third consecutive success at the Olympics. A giant. It remains a stratospheric tournament for the fencer from Foggia, able to beat compatriot Enrico Berrè in the quarterfinals in the Italian derby and above all the great favorite Kim, overtaken 15-12 with an extraordinary comeback game from 11-6 in favor of the South Korean.