The blues won the medal in the last part of the race held at the Sea Forest Waterway, ahead of France and Holland
Vale and Faith, Faith and Vale. They are the two golden girls of Italian sport. To hear them they are truly one and yet they say different things, they think differently, they bite into life differently from each other. Yet they are in a single bubble, as they call it. Unite, up to the highest podium. Federica Cesarini and Valentina Rodini won the gold medal in the double light weight rowing. A breathtaking arrival on the never calm waters of the Sea Forest Waterway with the blue who won in a sprint over France and Holland, the two crews finished behind them respectively at 14 and 49 hundredths of a second. At the photo finish, therefore even more beautiful.
They are the first Italian women to win gold in rowing and they are the first women to conquer the most coveted podium in this Olympics with the colors of Italy. «It was a liberation, now I can say I am at peace», Federica Cesarini lets herself go after the victory, who immediately adds: «We knew it would be very hard and Federica was very good at managing the race».
And to say that the two were born sportingly as adversaries: «The first time we competed together was in 2016, at the Italian championships. The day before we had literally slaughtered each other in the race, we were preparing for the World Cup. Then we got on the boat and if something works it’s clear it works right away. And it worked right away in fact. Our technician told us we had what it takes but we had to work on it. We did it, gold is the result of all this ».
Certainly theirs was an extraordinary undertaking. Previously also a bronze medal for the Azzurri in the men’s double lightweight test. Stefano Oppo and Pietro Willy Ruta closed the race behind Ireland and Germany.
Italy thus rises to 18 overall medals, of which the two gold medals won by Dell’Aquila in taekwondo and by the women’s lightweight double in rowing.
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