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The SUDS Open EuroTrigames 2021, a sporting event reserved for athletes with Down syndrome from 17 countries and organized by Fisdir (Italian Paralympic Sports Federation of Relational Intellectives), ended in Ferrara. Italy triumphed with 105 medals, of which 53 gold, winning the first place in the medal table of the event. For the ASD Sport Life Onlus, a Montebelluna sports association that involves athletes, including professionals, with relational and physical intellectual disabilities, the 2021-22 sports season began with a bang. In addition to the celebrations for the 35 years of activity, it can boast the participation in the national team of 4 athletes who have grabbed a very respectable medal table at these European Championships. In 5-a-side football Federico Marson from Mareno di Piave stands out, bomber of the Sport Life team, reconfirmed for the second time in Team Fisdir, deservedly with his three personal goals, he won the bronze medal for the team. Martina Villanova from Sernaglia della Battaglia, for 10 years in the Italia Nuoto Team, is unrivaled in the 1500sl where she remains unbeaten at European level. In a showcase already full of national and international titles, he adds another 2 golds and 1 silver in the individual long-distance races, plus another 4 golds in the relays, with a new European record in the 4×50 sl together with his teammate Sport Life Eleonora Ostani, reaching 65 medals in his valiant chest. But it is precisely the Ostani di Castelfranco Veneto the revelation of Team Italia, where it has made itself valid in all the relay races and in the individual races, winning its first 4 golds and 1 silver. The third swimmer on the appeal is Giammaria Roncato di Vedelago, former Italian and European champion, unbeatable in the 200 backstroke specialty, who did not deny himself even on this occasion and finished individual and relay races with 1 gold, 5 silver and 1 bronze. Accompanying and assisting them in this adventure was their federal coach and technician Fisdir Laura Salvalaggio, who in recent years has grown the Sport Life swimming team with commitment and passion.