Tokyo, August 5, 2021 – Italy to scream at Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Rain of medals: five today. Among these a oro amazing (the seventh of this edition) in the 20 km of walking with Massimo Stano, third victory in athletics. Gregorio Paltrinieri seals a wonderful Olympics with the bronze in the 10 km open water. The amazing blue swimmer climbs on the podium for the second time in these Games, finishing third behind an impregnable Wellbrock and Hungarian Rasovszky. Italy also wins a silver with Manfredi Rizza in the canoe K1 200 meters, behind Lot and in front of Heath. On the podium also the standard bearer Elia Viviani, bronze in the Omnium of track cycling. Historic third place and medal also for Viviana Bottaro in karate, while the men’s relay of the 4×100 realizes the national record and also accesses the final (here the timetable and where to see it). The only disappointment for Frank Chamizo who is defeated in the semifinals and the bronze will be played tomorrow.
The Italians competing on 5 August – Complete program – Medal table
The men’s 4×100 relay of Jacobs, Tortu, Desalu and Patta conquer the finale placing third in his battery, behind China e Canada. The time of the Azzurri is a national record: 37.95, for the first time in history under 38 seconds. Instead, the women’s 4×100 relay, who finished sixth. In the men’s triple jump Dallavalle concluded ninth and I was shocked eleventh. Fifth Weir in shot put, ninth Vallortigara in the women’s high jump.
The greatest joy, however, comes from 20 kilometers of walking, with Massimo Stano gold medal. An exciting race, with the blue always in the leading positions until the attack in the last kilometer. Stano was in the grip of the two Japanese, Koki Ikeda (silver) and Toshikazu Yamanishi (bronze): both break away, the Italian crosses the finish line with his arms raised in the twenty-nine degrees in the afternoon of Sapporo. Appula, married in September 2016 with Fatima Lotfi, a former middle-distance runner, now she too switched to the march, and has decided to embrace theIslam. Stano trains and lives in Ostia.
Gregorio Paltrinieri comes third and wins the bronze behind Wellbrock e Rasovszky. The German commanded the 10km in open water from start to finish with a frightening pace, while the blue came in a sprint with the Hungarian, who was good at resisting Greg’s assault. Further back, fourteenth, Sanzullo.
Elia Viviani bronze Olympic in the Omnium. The points race was decisive, the fourth round of one of the most complex and spectacular disciplines in track cycling. The Veronese, reigning Olympic champion in the specialty, was far behind in the middle of the course but was able to climb up in the second part, earning the lap that earned him the decisive points for the medal. Viviani was preceded by the British Matthew Walls, gold medal, and from New Zealander Stewart Campbell, silver medal who in the last moments of the race managed to steal the second position from the Italian. “I’m sorry for the silver lost in the final, but we have to celebrate the way this day started,” said Viviani at the end of the race. “Probably if they had told me that I would have won the bronze in the Omnium after the gold in Rio I would have signed up: now the motivations are even higher for Madison on Saturday.” Elia started 13th in scratch, climbing to 11th place in the general classification after the race time and to sixth by winning the elimination race. The new omnium formula foresees 4 tests, instead of 6, all in one day instead of two.
Ivan’s performance was below expectations Federico and Alessandro Mazzara in skateboard. The two were eliminated in the qualifying phase with two performances unfortunately not up to par with their rivals. Mazzara finished twelfth, Federico eighteenth
Manfredi Rizza he is the author of a master’s test in canoe K1 200 meters male, in which he places himself in second position behind the Hungarian Lot. Medal silver for the blue, who preceded the British Heath. A few more difficulties in the men’s canoe K2 1000 meters for Burgo e Beccaro, who still managed to finish third in the final B.
Can’t get past the cut of the semifinals in the women’s 10-meter platform Sarah Jodoin Di Maria, which concludes fourteenth with a score of 294.00. Labile the gap from the last place valid for access to the final.
Viviana Bottaro it’s super in Female kata: the blue wins the final of bronze with 26.48 points, while the American Sakura Kokumai it stops at 25.40 .. Angel less well Crescenzo, who retires from the male Kumite 67 kg.
After the fencing competition, the first test of the modern pentathlon, Alice Sotero she is fifth in the general classification, while Elena Micheli is 19th. Tomorrow the podium will be decided with the other races.
Frank Chamizo forced to the final for the men’s bronze free wrestling 74 kg, where he defeats Kentchadze e Bayramov, but surrenders 7-9 to the Belarusian Mahamedkhabib Kadzimahamedau. The blue will play a medal tomorrow.
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