TOKYO. Italy is hunting for the number 10 medal to go in double figures at the Tokyo Olympics. One of the two best chances is the swordsmen (Federica Isola, Rossella Fiamingo and Mara Navarria) on the platforms of the Makuhari Messe Event Hall. The blue will shoot for the bronze at 11:30 Italian against China, after being defeated by Estonia 42-34.
The other is in judo at Nippon Budokan, where Maria Centracchio flew to the semifinals, beating the Polish Agata Ozdoba-Blach in the 63 kg for ippon, despite having received two penalties. He will fight after 10 against Slovenian Tina Trstenjak to earn the certainty of the podium
At 8 am, on the Izu Mtb Course circuit, the mountain bike race starts: Italy clings to the South Tyrolean Eva Lechner.
Half an hour later (8.30 am), at the Tatsumi Water Polo Center, Sandro Campagna’s Settebello returns to the pool in the men’s water polo tournament: it will face Greece.
At 9.25 am the blues of Davide Mazzanti’s women’s volleyball return to the field against Turkey, also coached by an Italian coach, Giovanni Guidetti.
At 10.25 am, the blue team of 3×3 basketball faces Russia.
After the silver in yesterday’s fast relay, it is again the turn of Alessandro Miressi, engaged in the 100 freestyle in the Aquatics Center pool, where a new series of heats begins at 12. This will be followed by the blue quartet of the 4×200 freestyle and the tandem composed by Gabriele Detti and Gregorio Paltrinieri in the 800 freestyle: for the latter it will be the first effort in the water, which will be followed in the next days by the 1500 freestyle and the 10 km in open water.
At 12.45, on the other hand, eyes focused on the Ariake Gymnastics Center for the team final of gymnastics that will see the Italians engaged.
Meanwhile, in the Japanese morning, the first historic gold for the Caribbean archipelago of Bermuda also arrived: it was conquered by Flora Duffy in the women’s triathlon.
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