(ANSA) – BARI, 15 SEPTEMBER – “This Olympics has shown us that nothing is impossible, all of us blues have given our best and Italian records, national records and medals have shown it. It was a fantastic Italy, the limits are really only in the mind “. So Antonella Palmisano, 30 years old from Mottola, gold medal in the women’s 20 km walk at the Tokyo Olympics. The athlete participated with the other Apulian Olympic champions in a ceremony organized by the Puglia Region, called “Apulian pride”.
Speaking of the medal won just 24 hours from the other gold in the men’s march for Italy, won by Massimo Stano, a 29-year-old also from Puglia from Palo del Colle, “I still shiver – said Palmisano -, I didn’t think it was possible, we were both convinced but winning two golds like this, we wrote history “. He recalled the last 4 kilometers of the race, those in which he “realized he could win” and in which he says he “thought about so many things, about the people who were close to me, how many people at home were crying and then the dream to cross the finish line with our flag “.
Think about the future Vito Dell’Aquila, 20 years old from Mesagne, gold in taekwondo, first Italian medal in Tokyo. “My dream is to qualify and maybe win a medal in Paris” and “in the medium term the world championship. I have a long career ahead, so an Olympic gold is not enough”. The “priority” is taekwondo, but Dell’Aquila will enroll in the faculty of communication sciences because he does not hide his other dream: “to become a sports journalist”. (HANDLE).
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