L’Italy conquers the third medal at Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the first in women’s competitions, thanks to bronze conquered by the blue Elisa Longo Borghini in the individual test of road cycling.
– CONI (@Coninews) July 25, 2021
In the final race, the athlete of the Gold Flames from the State Police she managed to disengage herself from the group with an extension, thus going to catch the third step of the podium, preceded by the Austrian Anna Kiesenhofer, true outsider of the race that on the course of Mount Fuji defeated the big favorites, winning alone and conquering thegold.
Silver medal Dutch Annemiek van Vleuten, reached the finish line with a delay of 1 minute and 15 seconds. The blue of the Trek-Segafredo he finished instead 1 minute and 29 seconds behind the winner of the race.
Piedmontese, born in Ornavasso in the province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola in 1991, despite his young age, Elisa Longo Borghini already boasts a series of notable victories. Already bronze in Rio 2016, the athlete of Gold Flames from the State Police has in fact conquered the National road cycling championship in 2020 and 2021.
With the medal won by the young Piedmontese, the Italian medal table already scores three podiums, after the victories male taekwondo of Vito Dell’Aquila and of the silver obtained in male saber from Luigi Samele.