The blue archer beaten in the final by the Turkish Mete Gazoz
Silver bow. A splendid Mauro Nespoli hit the medal number 23 of Italy at the Tokyo Olympics at Yumenoshima Park, finishing second in the individual competition: this is the third medal in his career (first individual) for the thirty-three year old from Voghera after the two won as a team between Beijing 2008 (silver) and London 2012 (gold).
The Olympic title was very close for Nespoli in a thrilling final against Turkish Mete Gazoz, who won 6-4. The blue starts strong and wins the first set (29-26), then great balance in the next two sets, both of which ended in a draw (28-28 and 29-29). The fourth set was decisive, in which the Lombard’s first 8 cost him the medal because then the rival did not allow space, putting in two consecutive 10s that gave him success.
For archery it is the second medal of the expedition to Japan after the historic bronze of Lucilla Boari (first female medal in the discipline at the Games).
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