In Moscow the Sicilian puts on a show repeating the triumph of 2019: he beats the 16-year-old Bulgarian phenomenon Nasar by one kg (370 to 369). In the 71 kg women the girl from Fiamme Oro closes with 219 kg. British Godley Gold (227)
Fantastic Nino Pizzolato at the European Championships in Moscow. The Trapanese repeats the gold of 2019 and imposes himself in the 81 kg at the end of a splendid battle against the 16-year-old Bulgarian Karlos Nasar. No mistake for the blue, six out of six successful exercises, and a very important step forward for qualifying for the Tokyo Games.
In the tear the blue had entered 159 kg, then lifting 162 and 164, the Italian record in the category. Nasar had stopped a kilo under, at 163, after lifting 158 and failing at 162 kg. The best of the opponents, the German Nico Muller, had stopped at 158. The gap between the two protagonists and the rest of the members has widened in momentum. Here Nasar entered at 194 and Pizzolato at 195, both with success. As the opponents gradually came out, the two began the battle of the raises. First Nasar, then Pizzolato asked for 200 for the second lift, which was successful for both. The Bulgarian for the third pushes to 206 and the blue technicians, led by the director Sebastiano Corbu, reply: 206. The Bulgarian is successful and dreams of gold but Pizzolato’s latest exercise is extraordinary and unleashes his and the staff’s exultation .
Previously the splendid silver of Alessia Durante had arrived in the 71 kg, non-Olympic category. The athlete of the Fiamme Oro, who usually competes in the 64 kg, has centered six lifts out of six, closing the tear in third place with 97 (ok also at 93 and 96) and the momentum in second place with 122 (after having lifted 115 and 120). The total of 219 gave her second place behind the British Emily Godley with 227 (98 + 129); third the Romanian Raluca Olaru with 218 (98 + 120).
Three heavy medals
The European Championships of Italy therefore close with three medals in total. Mirko Zanni’s silver in the men’s 67 kg arrived on Monday. The event continues with 76, 81 and 87 kg women and with other five male categories: 89, 96, 102, 109 and +109.
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