A new medal for Italy arrives at Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Lucilla Boari wins the bronze in individual women’s archery The athletics debut day instead offers confirmations and surprises: confirmations, such as access to the final of Gianmarco Tamberi in the high jump (out instead Stefano Sottile) and surprises, such as the qualification of Anna Bongiorni in the semifinal of the 100 meters. In the 3000 meters hedges are even 2 the blues to hit the final: Ahmed Abdelwahed e Ala Zoghlami (deleted Osama Zoghlami). Also good Alessandro Sibilio in the 400 meters hurdles and Elena Bellò in the 800 meters, while he immediately greets the Games Giovanni Faloci in throwing the discus. There is no shortage of disappointments, which come from swimming and fencing, not really a novelty in these Olympic Games: out of the 200m backstroke final Margherita Panziera and defeat of the blues of the team sword in the quarterfinals against Russia. Out too Rebecca Nicoli in boxing and the couple Enrico Rossi / Adrian Carambula in beach volleyball.
Italians competing on July 30 at the Olympics / The program of July 30th
The medal table: Italy tenth, China at the top
Historic medal of bronze from Lucilla Boari in women’s individual archery. In the race for the third place the athlete of the Fiamme Oro (sports group of the State Police) defeated for 7-1 the US Mackenzie Brown, getting six ’10’ out of twelve total shots. In the semifinal the blue was beaten by the Russian Elena Osipova for 6-0. In the second round, however, Lucilla had beaten the Belarusian Hanna Marusava 6 to 5 (6-5) and the Chinese Jiaxin Wu (6-2) in the quarters. This is the first Olympic medal in women’s archery: to date the best result had been a seventh place by Pia Lionetti in London in 2012.
The gold went to the Korean An San, who beat the Russian Osipova 6-5 at the shoot-off.
Immediately finish the journey of Stefano Sottile, which exceeds i 2.17 but wrong twice i 2.21. Instead, detach the pass for the final (and without even having to skip the 2.30) Gianmarco Tamberi: for him green light on the first attempt in the 2.17, 2.21 e 2.25, while a second jump was needed to report the 2.28. A small flaw that does not affect access to the final act.
“I just have to find the right jump – Tamberi said at the end – to free myself, and then Sunday will be a magical day. It happens to me billions of times, in the race, when I’m back to the wall I find the solution: I have waited 5 years for this Olympic final, now I enjoy it all “.
In the 3000 meter hedges theItaly qualification to the final 2 blues out of 3: inside directly Ahmed Abdelwahed (8’12”71) e Ala Zoghlami (8’14”6) through the repechage, while staying out Osama Zoghlami (8’19”51). Minimum target also achieved for Elena Bellò in the 800 meters thanks to a time of 2’01”07 which earned her access to the semifinal thanks to the repechage. Same result also for Alessandro Sibilio in the 400 meters hurdles: an excellent one for him 49”11. Surprisingly he finds access to the semifinal in the 100 meters Anna Bongiorni thanks to an excellent 11”35, while the same mission in the other battery fails to Vittoria Fontana (11”53).
The Olympics of Giovanni Faloci, protagonist before two null throws and then of a 57.33 which is not enough for the final.
Silvia Zennaro remains sixth in Laser Radial and gains entry to the Medal Race, which defines the podium of the discipline.
Tokyo’s are clearly not the Olympics Margherita Panziera, which also disappoints in the 200 meters back: for her a 2’09”54 not enough to hit the final.
The path of the team sword boys ends in the quarterfinals, who lose 34-45 against the Russia.
The journey of Rebecca Nicoli (category 60 kg): for her a defeat on points with a unanimous verdict against the most experienced and quoted Irish Kellie Anne Harrington.
L’Italy of beach volleyball lost the first couple on the street: it is the one made up of Enrico Rossi e Adrian Carambula, who succumb to the Swiss Adrian Heidrich / Mirco Gerson per 1-2 (14-21; 26-24; 13-15).
Victory Panizzon its Super cillious closes in 16th place the first dressage session of the individual and team competition (where theItaly is currently 13th): for her a penalty of 38.60.
Giovanni De Gennaro fails to qualify for the final of the slalom canoe. The blue was unexpectedly eliminated in the semifinal after closing his descent with a time of 1’00 “23 (four seconds of penalty) which earned him only the 14th position.
The races to follow
All 9:00 on the beach volleyball court there will be Paolo Nicolai e Daniele Lupo, while at 10:30 the riding competition will continue. In the Italian morning there will be room only for the consolation competitions, valid for the placements, for the team sword boys, while at 12:00 there is to dream big with Yeman Crippa, engaged in the final of 10000 meters. At the same time there will be qualifying heats in both athletics and swimming, with in particular the return to the pool of Gregorio Paltrinieri in the 1500 meters freestyle. In closing space for volleyball: at 12:40 l’Italy from Blengini challenge theIran, while at 13:00 on the sand of the beach there will be Marta Menegatti e Viktoria Orsi Toth.
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