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European Para Youth Games 2022, the Azzurrini who left today for Finland

FROM 30 JUNE THE EUROPEAN PARA YOUTH GAMES.
AZZURRI LEFT TODAY FOR FINLAND

From 30 June to 4 July, the Finnish city of Pajulhati will host the sixth edition of the EPYG 2022 (European Para Youth Games), the most important youth competition in Europe, open to Paralympic athletes between the ages of 12 and 23. . The blue team, which started today for Finland, presents itself with a group of 61 athletes (45 men, 16 women, with an average age of 18) engaged in 7 different disciplines: swimming, athletics, bowls, judo, showdown, basketball in wheelchair, table tennis.

Italy will have to defend the extraordinary result obtained in 2019, when it won 44 medals (15 golds, 16 silvers, 13 bronzes) and above all the first place in the general classification ahead of France and Germany. Three years ago it was swimming that dominated the scene, with 23 podiums, followed by table tennis (9), athletics (8), judo (3) and wheelchair basketball, which brought home the silver medal.
This year will be the sixth edition after those of Brno, in the Czech Republic, of 2011 and 2012, of Varadzin, Croatia, of 2015, of Genoa and Savona of 2017 and of Pajulahti of 2019.
On Thursday 30 June, with the opening ceremony, the EPYG 2022 will officially open. Twenty-nine national teams will be present in Finland, over 500 athletes. The competitions, scheduled at the Pajulahti Olympic and Paralympic Training Center, will begin, for all disciplines, on Friday 1 July.

Those called up for Paralympic swimming: Massimo Resta, Gaia Mercurio, Tommaso Morandi, Alessandro Agosto, Giulio Legrottaglie, Maria Olga Magliano, Ettore Edoardo Pace, Giorgia Fotia, Adlin Cika, Thomas Rodella, Fabrizio Ranieri, Karim Gouda Said Hessan, Margherita Sorini, Fabio Garlaschi, Tommaso Wulzer, Victor Izzo.
Technical Manager Riccardo Vernole.
National technicians: Enrico Testa, Massimiliano Tosin, Federica Fornasiero, Matteo Poli, Alberto Busato.

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