The crew of graduates: one from Cremona, the other from Cittiglio. Now we are at peace, this medal comes as a liberation. Bronze to men
The gold that was missing was needed, it had become indispensable to revive a medal table of placements. Two enterprising girls think about giving Italy a vital breath of fresh air, who on the Sea Forest Waterway basin are not afraid to hand over the race of life to the annals of rowing: Valentina Rodini and Federica Cesarini are gold in double lightweights, in 6’47 ”54 they conquer the most precious medal in front of France (+0 ”14) and Holland (+0” 49).
a historic gold: the first of Italian women’s rowing at the Olympics, twenty-one years after the triumph of the scull four in Sydney 2000. I knew it would be very hard – said Valentina -, but Federica was very good at managing the race. Now I can say that I am at peace – the companion’s reply -, this medal comes as a liberation.
Five boats in a handkerchief of water from the start of the race, Italy third at 1500 meters, Valentina and Federica even seem to be off the podium when Romania takes a step back, but the final rush of the Italian girls to bring the tip of the blue weapon to the finish line, second blue medal of the day of rowing after the bronze of Stefano Oppo and Pietro Willy Ruta in the men’s double lightweights. Valentina, the blonde, 26, from Cremona, took off her pass for Tokyo together with Federica by winning the final B at the last World Cup, graduated in marketing and had already participated in the Rio Games but with another partner. Federica will turn 25 on 2 August, the best gift if it has already been done: from Cittiglio, on her first Olympic experience, she graduated in Political Science with a thesis on the Olympic Games.
From the crew of graduates, locked in the bubble within the bubble after the positivity of teammate Bruno Rosetti at Covid (an objectively complicated situation, which forced the technicians to review the crews and did not bring serenity to the environment), the surprise that wakes up Italy in the middle of the night, bringing back the blue rowing on top of the world.
the gold of Valentina and Federica to make us take the elevator in the medal table. Never good morning had he had more gold in his mouth.
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