The team of girls engaged from 1 July to Zanelli Matilde Berruti: “We will see if there is the possibility of growth”
A bet on the future and its potential. This is how the Italian summer championships for girls in synchronized swimming appear for Rari which, from tomorrow 1 July to Sunday 3 July, will hold the bench at Zanelli in Corso Colombo. The athletes trained by Carolina Camardella and Noemi Murru I am at a completely new test bed with outlines difficult to interpret precisely because of what has happened in recent months due to the Covid emergency which, for a year now, has not allowed youth competitions.
An atmosphere that will unfortunately also be breathed in the next few days as the championships will be held behind closed doors.
“We do not know what this group can do and what its potential is – explains Matilde Berruti Berio, manager of the synchro sector of the red and white club – last year, due to restrictions due to the coronavirus, they have not competed in official competitions and therefore we will understand from these championships how many and what their chances of growth will be. For sure we only have the great work done by our technicians and all the staff. Now we will see, in comparison with the other teams whose value we do not know for the same reasons just expressed and related at Covid, what skills will our athletes show to have ”.
Vittoria Peri and Irene Affatati in the duo will get into the pool for the red and white club. The same together with Sarah Rizea, Alice Tissone, Paola Scalfiti, Alice Dagnino, Veronica Falco, Diomira Felline, Maria Vittoria Manni, Melissa Polidoro, Martina Perata, Ilaria Ricuperata, Aurora Solinas and Antonia Briano will also compete in the combined free and compulsory. Even though they do not yet know the potential limits of the team, at home Rari they will be able to begin to outline a possible future for the red and white season as well.
With the hoard of medals and results obtained in the Absolute category, already this Savona session of the championships – and after the triumph in the Esordienti A regional championships disputed in place of the national ones – will be able to put in the Savona treasure chest those points necessary to win the seasonal club championship, or what, at the end of the season, it rewards the club that has obtained the most points in the various categories. For Rari it would be the eighteenth tricolor obtained, fourteenth in a row. And it could come perhaps after a summer of successes even at an absolute level, after the qualification for the Tokyo Olympics that Italy, led by coach Patrizia Giallombardo (from Savona and who also takes care of the technical guidelines of the Rari), has just obtained.
A pass in strong red and white colors con Linda Cerruti and Costanza Ferro to act as standard bearer in the duo and at the same time as the backbone – out of ten elements are from the Savona club – of a team that, from 2 to 7 August in Japan, will also see Domiziana Cavanna, Costanza Di Camillo and Federica Sala at the start. Precisely to achieve the goal of the five-circle qualification, Rari had to give up on fielding his big hits in both the winter and summer sessions of the Absolute championships receiving only a sort of compensation in terms of points for the forced renunciation of their stars. Despite this, Rari managed to win the company title on both occasions, taking almost all of them to the podium the specialties their own color bearers. Perhaps it is starting from such an example that the athletes involved in the championships starting tomorrow will be able to draw inspiration for their first real test in an official race. –