Olympics, Tokyo 2020. Gold medals, taekwondo, Vito Dell’Aquila
On the eve of the day that will mark the first week from the lighting of the brazier of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the balance of the Italian expedition is 19 total medals, 2 gold, 7 silver and 10 bronze.
Italy is twelfth in the medal table and the seventh nation with more medals won. Certainly a good balance at almost half of the Olympics with some slightly bitter fourth places. The goal is to improve the Rio de Janeiro 2016 edition with 28 medals (8 gold), the same as in London 2012. In the last 21 years the Olympics with the most medals was that of Sydney 2000 with 34 (13 were gold).
The medals won by the Azzurri have a cash prize: the gold medal, the Olympic title, or the entry into history, worth 180 thousand euros (20% more than Rio 2016), 90 thousand silver And the bronze 60 thousand. Prizes established by Coni before leaving for Japan and which will also be distributed to individual players or team members who have been deployed in at least one match or match.
With some races already held in the Italian night but without medals, and waiting for today’s finals, the current expenditure is close to three million euros (2,970). The most ‘expensive’ sports for the moment are fencing with prizes of one million euros followed by rowing with 740,000 euros (for the wonderful gold of Cesarini-Rodini the prize is 360,000) and swimming with 570,000 euros.
Italy is the fifth nation in the world with the highest prizes. Leading is Singapore which will award one million US dollars (500 thousand for silver and 250mial for bronze) in the event of a gold medal being won. In front of Italy only Indonesia (746 thousand gold, 378 thousand silver and 188 thousand bronze), Kazakhstan (250 thousand, 150 thousand, 75 thousand) and Azerbaijan (248 thousand, 124 thousand, 62 thousand).