The results of today’s races, Saturday 31 July, and the medals of the Italian athletes competing in the Olympics
At the Tokyo Olympics the first blue medal comes from swimming today, Saturday 31 July, thanks to Quadarella in the 800 sl: Simona third and conquers the bronze. There is expectation for the athletics competitions, with Lamont Marcell Jacobs and Filippo Tortu (12.45, Italian time) at the 100 meters. And then, again in swimming Federica Pellegrini returns to the pool for the 4×100 mixed relay with Thomas Ceccon, Elena Di Liddo, Nicol Martinenghi (at 4:43). Settebello challenges Japan, while the Italian volleyball teams meet China.
Here the program of the day of the Azzurri.
Italy, since the beginning of the Games, has won twenty-one medals. Here the complete medal table of the Olympics.
4:15 am – Simone Biles also renounces individual finals
Simone Biles also renounced the individual vaulting finals and asymmetrical parallels. It will continue to be evaluated daily to determine whether to compete in the finals for floor and beam exercises, explained the US gymnastics federation.
3:57 – Swimming, in the 800 sl Quadarella wins the bronze
The redemption of Simona Quadarella: after the disappointment in the 1500s, the Roman lands her paw and with a heart-pounding race wins a bronze in the 800s in 8’18”35. In front of her the impregnable Kathy Ledecky (8’12”57) who leads the lead from the first 50 and the Australian Titmus (8’13”83). Simona, 22, on the other hand, starts more controlled but from the middle of the race she takes the third position that she won’t give up. I did a race with my head, I knew they would start strong, I didn’t look at them. I am on the podium with two monsters, but after the disappointment of the 1500s I had a second opportunity and I was able to take it: I said to myself Simo, you have to come back with a smile so either you take the medal or you take the medal (Arianna Ravelli, reporter).
Ore 3:43 – Record of the world in the 100 butterfly for Caeleb Dressel
Immediately fireworks in the pool: world record in the 100 butterfly for Caeleb Dressel, and who else? The American finishes in 49”45 in front of the Hungarian Milak (49”68) and the Swiss Ponti (50”74) coached by the Italian Massimo Meloni. For Dressel the third gold (after the 100 style and the 4×100). (Arianna Ravelli, reporter)
3:20 am – Archery, Nespoli in the quarters
Mauro Nespoli enters the quarter-finals of the individual men’s archery tournament. The blue overcomes the Brazilian Marcus D’Almeida 3-0 with the sets of 29-28, 28-26, 29-25.
Ore 2.34 – Olivieri in the semifinals in the 400 obstacles
The blue Linda Olivieri, fourth in her battery, qualified for the semifinal of the 400 obstacles. Among the possible fished out Yadisleidy Pedroso Gonzalez. Only sixth and therefore Eleonora Marchiando excluded.
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