Italy-Serbia (10) is the great challenge of today, with the volleyball girls who will try to make the men who came out in the quarterfinals forget. Hunting for the semifinals also for Settebello in volleyball and Lupo-Nicolai (15) in beach volleyball. Cycling: team pursuit for gold at 11am
The Olympic dream of Rachele Bruni in the 10 kilometers in open water of Tokyo 2020. In the Italian night, the blue finished only fourteenth in the race that saw the Brazilian Ana Marcela Cunha as the absolute protagonist, followed by the Dutch van Sharon Rouwendaal and the Australian Kareena Lee. In the waters of the Odaiba Marine Park, the blue cross-country skier came out disappointed and in tears: «I suffered immediately, I tried to stay in the first group, but when they made the final tear I didn’t make it. This result was not expected, I feel anger, I’m really sorry. I was calm – Bruni explained to Rai microphones – but I accused the fast race right from the start, I tried to stay in the group after all so as not to consume energy but I consumed many, too many ».
Manfredi Rizza in the semifinal in the sprint canoe
In the sprint canoe Manfredi Rizza obtained the qualification for the semifinals of the k1 200 meters. The blue won his battery with a time of 34 ” 867. Samuele Burgo and Luca Beccaro in k2 1000 meters qualify for the semifinals, nothing to do for Francesca Genzo in k1 500.
Cunha’s outing and McLaughlin’s record
The Olympic champion Cunha, on the other hand, celebrated her success at the Games by ‘outing’ even if in her sport it was already known: “This gold medal is for my country, and for my girlfriend”. Immediate response, via social media, of the “namorada” Maria Clara Fontoura, known as Kaka, an expert in sports marketing: «Love! You are the champion! ». At the Olympic stadium in Tokyo, another spectacular race in the women’s 400 meters hurdles. After the world record set yesterday by the Norwegian Warholm, today it was the turn of the American Sydney McLaughlin, who with gold also hit the new world record in 51”46, improving the 51”90 that she herself had registered last June 26.
No final for Dal Molin in the 110 hurdles
The blue Paolo Dal Molin instead failed to access the qualification of the 110 obstacles, closing one of the three semifinals in fourth place with a time of 13 ” 40, which did not guarantee him the repechage, reserved for the two best times: ” I expected to do much much better. The disappointment is great, ”admitted Dal Molin.
Volleyball, between the farewell of Juantorena and Italy-Serbia for women
In volleyball, after six years and a silver medal in Rio 2016, Osmany Juantorena says his goodbye to the blue, after the elimination of Italvolley yesterday with Argentina: “I’m so sorry, I didn’t make it . It hurts very badly to end this beautiful adventure like this with a defeat. I always put my heart into it every time I wore this shirt. It was an honor to wear these colors, but the time has come to say goodbye to the blue jersey ».
Meanwhile, in women, South Korea is the first semifinalist after beating Turkey at the tie break: they will face the winner between Brazil and Russia, who will play at 21.30 Japanese (14.30 Italian). On the other side of the board, Italy-Serbia (at 10 am Italian) and USA-Dominican Republic (at 6 am Italian). In horse riding, the end of the Olympic adventure for Jessica Springsteen, daughter of the Boss, who failed to qualify for the final of the individual jump.
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