The high jump champion will play for a medal on Sunday. After yesterday’s silver, Paltrinieri returns to the pool in the 1,500 freestyle qualifiers
Athletics takes the stage at the Tokyo Olympics and Gianmarco Tamberi wins his first final in the high jump: the Italian champion will hunt for a medal on Sunday. Meanwhile, in swimming, Gregorio Paltrinieri returns to the pool in the 1,500 meters freestyle after winning silver in the 800 meters.
Cycling, Cassani case: “In Italy I’ll tell you why,” the coach leaves Tokyo
«I’m about to take the flight to return to Italy. Let’s talk in the next few days ». This was said by the Italian cycling coach Davide Cassani, before embarking from Tokyo for the return to Italy, a return probably anticipated after the results of the Olympics in road tests, with a bronze by Elisa Longo Borghini among the women and the disappointment of the men.
High jump, Tamberi exceeds 2.28 and flies to the final
Gimbo Tamberi exceeds 2.28 meters and earns the final: on Sunday he will be one of the thirteen champions to compete for a medal. «Mamma mia, this is disgusting» Tamberi shouted at the last qualifying jump: «I have to find the right one to unlock me and then Sunday will be a magical day. It happens to me billions of times, in the race, when I’m back to the wall I find the solution. I waited 5 years for this Olympic final, now I enjoy it all ».
Athletics, Bongiorni in the semifinals
Anna Bongiorni flies in the semifinal of the 100 with the third time of her battery (11 ”35). Instead, Vittoria Fontana was eliminated with 11 ”53. Alessandro Sibilio is third in his battery of 400 obstacles with 49 “11 and hits the direct qualification to the semifinals, while Elena Bellò is fifth in her own 800 in 2’01” 07 (63/100 from the staff) and is the fifth of you are fished out with the 14th time of the day. Ahmed Abdelwahed, a Roman of Egyptian origin, conquers the final of the 3000 steeplechase with the third fastest time in his battery. Ala Zoghlami is also in the final.
Archery, Lucilla Boari in the quarters
Lucilla Boari is in the quarterfinals in the draw of the women’s archery tournament. The only blue left in the race on the day of the medals overtook the Belarusian Hanna Marusava 6-5 in the play-off.
Fencing: Italy eliminated in the team sword
Another disappointment for Italian fencing at the Tokyo Olympics. The blues of the men’s sword (in Rio 2016 silver medal) were eliminated by Russia in the first meeting, valid for the quarter-finals, of the team event. Italy – with Marco Fichera, Andrea Santarelli and Enrico Garrozzo on the platform – lost to the Russians 45-34.
Boxing, Rebecca Nicoli eliminated
After Giordana Sorrentino, Rebecca Nicoli also leaves the boxing tournament at the Tokyo Olympics. The light weight blue was in fact defeated on points for 5-0 by the Irish Kellie Anne Harrington in a match of the round of 16. The scores of the judges (30-27, 30-27, 30-27, 30-27, 29-8) reflect the progress of the match, dominated by the Italian rival. 21-year-old Nicoli is a former parkour and diving practitioner before choosing to devote herself to the “noble art”.
3000 steeplechase, two blues in the final
There are two Azzurri who qualified for the Olympic final of the 3,000 steeplechase, on the first day of athletics competitions in Tokyo. Ala Zoghlami, 4th in the first heat and recovered among the best times, and Ahmed Abdelwahed, 3rd in the second heat and directly in the final. Nothing to do instead for Osama Zoghlami, 4th in the last heat and out of the six best times for the repechage.
Beach volleyball: Carambula and Rossi eliminated
The feat of qualifying against Carambula-Rossi against the Swiss Heidrich-Gerson fails despite a great comeback in the second set. Waiting for Nicolai-Lupo who by beating the Poles Kantor-Losiak would win their group (they are in any case already qualified).
Swimming, outside Panziera. World record for the Schoenmaker in the 200 butterfly
Margherita Panziera is the first of those excluded from the 200 backstroke final but with a time far from her best standards (she has an Italian record of 2’05 “56). The blue is ninth in 2’09” 54 and would have needed at least 2’08 “76 to stay among the magnificent eight. In the men’s 200 medley, gold goes to the Chinese Wang Shun, while the South African Tatjana Schoenmaker wins the 200 butterfly with world record: 2’18” 95, First woman of the history under 2’19 “, with a superb second part of the race.
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