In basketball there is Italy-France, Italvolley with Argentina. Warholm demolishes the world record in the 400 hs
Great athletics night at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics with the spectacle of the 400 meters hurdles. To arrive first of all was the Norwegian Kartsen Warholm, who with 45”94 improved his previous world record of 46”70 (recorded last July 1) and is the first man to break down the wall of 46 seconds. He was also in the race Alessandro Sibilio, which however failed to beyond the last place. Satisfaction for the blue, whose balance is more than positive: “I made a great Olympics – Sibilio told Rai microphones – The last dream I had was the medal but with these phenomena in front it was impossible, it was one of the greatest competitions in the history of athletics. Gimbo and Marcell? It is a new beginning of an Italian athletics that will do great things in Paris ».
What he will try to do at lunchtime Fausto Desalu, who in the night obtained the qualification for the semifinals of the 200 meters. The blue finished his battery in second place with 20”29: «It’s a good time – said Desalu – done in the morning and with this humidity. Now the only thing I want to do is return to the Village to recover energy in view of the real challenge ». Instead the other blue in the race was eliminated, Antonio Infantino (20”90).
They qualify for the triple jump finals, Andrea Dallavalle and Emanuel Ihemeje. Dallavalle finished the qualifiers in seventh place with the measurement of 16.99 meters, Ihemeje in ninth with 16.88. Instead, Tobia Bocchi was eliminated, first of the excluded from the final with 16.78 meters. In parallel, in the sprint canoe Francesca Genzo failed to go beyond seventh place in the final of the K1 200 meters won by the New Zealander Carrington, silver to the Spanish Portela, bronze to the Danish Jorgensen.
The Japanese afternoon will surely bring a medal to the tricolor expedition, the 29th in a record edition. Ruggero Tita and Caterina Banti are in fact already certain of the podium in Nacra 17: in the medal race the blue sailors, currently at the top of the general classification, can only be overtaken by the British John Gimson and Anna Burnet.
Day of quarter-finals for basketball, which in the night has already seen Slovenia beat Germany 94 to 70 pushed by Luca Doncic (author of 20 points, 8 rebounds and 11 assists) and Zoran Dragic (27 points). In the semifinal he will face the winner betweenItaly by Meo Sacchetti and France (10.20 Italian). On the other side of the board Spain-USA (started at 6.40) and Australia-Argentina (14 Italian). Quarter-finals also in volley male with the blues favorites in the match against Argentina, after finishing the group in second place, behind Poland, the only team to have beaten them. Among the blue teams in the race, also the Settebello by Sandro Campagna, who tomorrow will face the reigning Olympic champions of Serbia.
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