Matteo Castaldo, Marco Di Costanzo, Matteo Lodo and Giuseppe Vicino are third behind Australia and Romania. Bruno Rosetti positive at Covid one hour before the final.
Extraordinary bronze medal of 4 without Italian in a surreal day: the blue quartet in fact woke up with the news of the positivity to Covid of one of the crew members, Bruno Rosetti, detected with a swab the night before; according to the protocol the boat was able to compete because the other three were negative and Rosetti was replaced by Marco Di Costanzo, who had rowed with his teammates up to two months ago.
After an obviously delicate start, the blue boat was unleashed from 1000 meters onwards, shortening the distance from Australia, always in the lead, and from Romania and Great Britain, the favorite of the eve. With a splendid lockout, Vicino, Lodo, Di Costanzo and Castaldo even threatened the Australians for success, then finishing third at 84/100 from gold; silver to Romania. It is the encore of the bronze of Rio, but with an extraordinary value for how it has matured.
July 28, 2021 (change July 28, 2021 | 03:40)
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