The blue joy explodes to the Europeans of curling. On the Norwegian ice of Lillehammer, on the last day of the competition, the Italian men’s national team adds a glorious page to the tricolor history of this sport: 10-4 to the hosts of Norway in the final for third place and therefore a well deserved bronze medal. For Italy comes the third podium in the history of curling male after the bronze in the 1979 edition of Varese and that of three years ago, in Tallinn (Estonia), conquered precisely by the team that replicated the feat in the morning.
Compared to 2018, the coach has changed, with Claudio Pescia now at the helm of the national team, and with Fabio Ribotta replaced on this occasion by Mattia Giovanella (CC Cembra 88). The other four blue standard bearers, Joel Retornaz (skip, Fiamme Oro), Sebastiano Arman (Aeronautica Militare), Simone Gonin (Aeronautica Militare) and Amos Mosaner (Aeronautica Militare), very skilled in overcoming the resistance of Norway, thus return to the top 3 of a continental review.
Olympic qualifying tournament in December
After having touched yesterday the final for gold in the semifinal match against the world champions Sweden, Italy confirms its competitiveness. Considering also the salvation of the women’s team and the simultaneous qualification for the next world championship 2022, the entire tricolor movement can now look forward to the Olympic qualification tournament scheduled for December and in which both the men’s and women’s teams will try. to win the pass for Beijing.