Eyes on athletics at Tokyo 2020 Olympics.Great semifinal of Marcel Jacobs in the 100 meters: the blue closes in third position running in 9 “84, a new Italian and European record. Jacobs thus qualifies for the final tonight: a sensational result for Italy. Nothing to do instead for Filippo Tortu in the 100 meters.
And it is still swimming that enriches the blue medal table, but there is still a great disappointment in fencing. There 4×100 mixed men conquers a historian bronze which brings to 25 the total blue medals with Ceccon, Martinenghi, Burdisso and Miressi: between the lanes there are six total medals as in Sidney, it is a record. On the other hand, Italy is out in the men’s team foil. Federica’s last race Pilgrims, the mixed 4×100, reserves a sixth place. In athletics in Davide Re and Sara Fantini. Great sailing with Tita-Banti in the lead after eleven races in Nacra.
The program of August 1st / The Italians in the race: TV timetables
The results of Italy on July 31st / The medal table
The last race of the Olympic swimming program still gives a bronze. It is the 4×100 mixed men to conquer the podium with (Ceccon, Martinenghi, Burdisso and Miressi) behind the USA and Great Britain. Grande Italia which was even fighting for gold in the first two fractions. Nothing to do instead in the men’s 1,500. Gregory’s heart Paltrinieri it was not enough: the blue was fourth at the end of an attacking match but evidently the condition did not support him until the end. Victory for the American Finke over Romanchuk and Wellbrock. No podium, but it was difficult, even for Zazzeri in the 50 style: seventh with gold to the cannibal Dressel. Nothing to do even for the 4×100 mixed with Federica Pellegrini in the last fraction and in her last Olympic race: Italy sixth, gold for Australia over the USA and Canada.
Final of the 100 meters: when and where to see it on TV
Three Italians competing in the night. David Re advances, albeit with some worries, to the semi-finals of the 400 meters with the fifth place in the battery and the time of 45 “46 (seasonal record) which is worth the repechage, while Edoardo is eliminated Scotti with 45 “71 (45” 51 the limit). In the female hammer Sara Fantini he qualifies for the final with 71.68 with 88 centimeters of margin on the first excluded.
Still a huge disappointment in fencing. Also there team test of the men’s foil he does not reserve joys for Italy beaten in the first round 45-43 by Japan. No medal therefore for Cassarà, Foconi and Garozzo. The Azzurri close in fifth place (the match against Germany was canceled due to a physical problem of a German foil player). Italy closes the festival without gold: fencing in great difficulty.
Ruggero Tita and Carolina Banti’s pursuit of gold in the mixed Nacra 17 continues. In the tenth regatta the Azzurri finished in second place, while in the eleventh they won by authority over the British Gimson-Burnet. Italy in the lead with 21 points, followed by Great Britain with 31 and Germany with 41. There is one race to go before the medal race on 3 August.
L’Italy men of volleyball has easily defeated Venezuela for three sets at zero (25-22, 25-15, 25-17). With this success, the sextet coached by Gianlorenzo Blengini conquered the second place in group A. At the end of all the matches of the two groups of six, there will be a draw between the teams classified in second and third place, which will determine the pairings of the quarter-finals, scheduled for Tuesday 3 August. The other two quarters – also on 3 August – will see the challenges between the first two of the two groups (Poland and Russia) and the fourth classified (yet to be defined).
Italy protagonist of a great comeback in the second proof of Cross country olimpico . The blue Vittoria Panizzon on Super Cillious, Susanna Bordone on Imperial Van De Holtakkers and Arianna Schivo on Quefira de l’Ormeau have gained 8 positions in the ranking, going from 15th to 7th place with a negative total of 132.8.
Events to follow
Still a lot of Italy on Sunday. At 9.25 am the men’s Italvolleyball against Venezuela, while from 12.00 the evening session of athletics with the final of Gianmarco tamberi in the high and the semifinals of 100 meters men (Jacobs and Tortu), 100 obstacles women (Bogliolo) and 400 man obstacles (Hissing). As for golf, the men’s tournament will experience the final stages of the last round with Guido Migliozzi and Guido Paratore fighting for the medals.
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