Silver rain from cycling: Luca Mazzone, Francesca Porcellato, Fabrizio Cornegliani and Giorgio Farroni all in second place in the time trial, as Assunta Legnante in the discus throw
A shower of new medals for the Azzurri at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo, with Italy far exceeding the spoils of the Rio expedition in 2016: at the time there were 39 medals, today they are already 43.
The most prestigious is that of Giulia Terzi who took gold in the women’s 100m freestyle swimming category S7 at the Tokyo Paralympics, also setting the Paralympic record. It is the fourth medal for the 26-year-old from Bergamo, after gold in the 4X100 freestyle relay and silver in the 4X50 freestyle relay and in the 400 freestyle relay. The feast of medals in Paralympic swimming these days does not end today. Stefano Raimondi won silver in the 100m butterfly swimming category S10 at the Tokyo Paralympics. The 23-year-old from Verona got his fourth medal in these Games.
Silver too Alberto Amodeo in the 400 freestyle swimming category S8 at the Tokyo Paralympics. With the podium of the twenty-year-old Lombard, on his debut at the Paralympic Games, Italy at the beginning of the morning had reached 40 on the overall medal table, surpassing the spoils of Rio 2016 (39). Glory in the tub also for Xenia Palace who won bronze in the women’s 400m freestyle swimming category S8 at the Tokyo Paralympics. It is the third medal of the 23-year-old from Verona at these Games, after silver in the 200 medley and gold in the 4X100 freestyle relay.
In the other disciplines Assunta Legnante wins the silver in the women’s discus throw, sport class F11 with the measure of 40.25 which earns her the new European record, gold to the Chinese Liangmin Zhang. Then the incredible silver poker for Italy in cycling with Luca Mazzone, Francesca Porcellato, Fabrizio Cornegliani And Giorgio Farroni. Mazzone, with a time of 31’23 ” 79, is silver in the H2 time trial just 26 cents behind the Spanish Sergio Garrote, third the French Florian Jouanny. Cornegliani is second in the H1 time trial with a time of 45’44”56 behind the South African Nicolas Pieter du Preez, 43’49”41), third the Belgian Maxime Hordies, 47’01”23. Second step of the podium also for Porcellato in the H1-H3 time trial. The blue ends his race in 33’30”52 behind the German Annika Zeyen, 32’46”97. Bronze for the Polish Renata Kaluza, 33’50”32. Finally, Farroni’s silver in T1-2 who finishes in 27’49”78 behind the Chinese Jianxin Chen, 25’00”32, bronze to the Belgian Tim Celen, 30’44”21.
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