Tokyo – Italy’s medals rise to twenty-four
Tokyo – The Italian medal collection is enriched. The 33-year-old Italian from Voghera Mauro Nespoli in fact won the silver medal in archery at the end of a thrilling final. For Italy today there are also three bronzes, that of Nino Pizzolato in weightlifting, Simona Quadarella in the 800 meters freestyle and Irma Testa in boxing.
Mauro Nespoli played in the final against the Turkish Mete Gazoz, who in a match fought until the end won over the blue 6-4. For Nespoli, the Tokyo silver medal is the third Olympic medal of his career after the silver in the team at the Beijing 2008 games and the gold, also in the team, in London 2012. The Tokyo medal is therefore the first individual at the Olympics for the 33-year-old from Voghera.
Italy then took bronze in the 81 kilos weightlifting category with Nino Pizzolato. The 24-year-old from Castelvetrano lifted a total of 365 kilos (165 + 200), placing himself behind the Dominican Bonnat Michel (367 kilos) and the Chinese Lyu Xiaojun (374).
23-year-old Roman Simona Quadarella won bronze in the 800m freestyle. At the Tokyo Aquatics Center, the blue won the third step of the podium swimming in 8: 18.35, behind the American Kathleen Ledecky, gold in 8: 12.57 and the Australian Ariarne Titmus (+1.26).
The third bronze of the day is by Irma Testa, 24 year old athlete from Torre Annunziata, in the -57 kilos boxing category. The bronze won today by the bell is the first Italian women’s boxing medal at the games.
The number of medals won so far by Italy at the Tokyo Olympics therefore rises to 24, of which 2 golds, 8 silvers and 24 bronzes.
July 31, 2021