At the Italian championships in Judo 2021 the star of theAkiyama of Settimo Torinese, the company of the Olympic champion Fabio Basile, which he takes home two gold medals, five bronze so i five new black belts, placing himself at first place in men’s ranking and al third in that female.
All this demonstrates the solidity of the weekly nursery which is always prolific with new talents. Nicolò Busia, a 2004 vintage from Bra, wins and convinces and takes home his third Italian title, that of 50 kg. He shaves every day, together with his brother Jacopo, the over one hundred kilometers that separate him from Settimo where he chose to train five years ago fascinated by the exploits of his favorites Fabio Basile and Manuel Lombardo.
«I thank mom Deborah and dad Michele, without them I would not have done it,– dice Busia – who grind kilometers every day to allow me and my brother Jacopo to be able to train in the best gym in Italy “.
Another gold medal was won in the 55 kg from Pietro Andreini, a Tuscan from Piombino and son of art, his father Mario was a talented judoka of the eighties and today a very successful teacher. It was his father Mario who advised Pietro to train in Settimo Torinese and this is his first result with the Akiyama club. “I am happy to have passed the two Neapolitan representatives Esposito and Manferlotti, – explains Andreini – they are very strong athletes and from the second I had lost the last final but today I felt I had an edge ».
The final lasted 13 minutes (ed) but in the end Andreini’s class and technique got the better of the impetuousness of the Neapolitan opponent. Bronze medal in the same category also for Alexandar Jelic Arenaza that even if not physically at his best due to the aftermath of an injury, he takes home medal and black belt. Bronze and black belt also for the Druentine Yan Felletti, who for less than a year has chosen the Akiyama club to prepare themselves at the highest levels and this result encourages for the future. The female representatives of the Akiyama di Settimo are also good, three of them wore the bronze medal around their necks and won the black belt: Elena Guarducci kg 44, Giorgia Sibilla e Stefania Pede in the 63 kg. All very young, vintage 2005, they will have the opportunity to emerge also in the international field in 2022: a secret dream to participate in a European championship.