Budapest – Sensational blue double in the 10 km of cross-country skiing at the World Swimming Championships in Budapest, Hungary: gold to Gregorio Paltrinieri, silver to Domenico Acerenza. The two Azzurri have signed a historic feat.
In the waters of Lupa Lake, a fantastic feat by Paltrinieri who, about 800 meters from the finish, broke the delay and with a masterly action, without attacking, crossed the finish line in 1 hour 50’56 “80. Acerenza finished second at 1 “40.
Paltrinieri: “It’s a dream”
“IS a dream, first and second was the best thing that could have happened to me. Being on the podium together is wonderful, we have been training together for 10 years and he is my best friend “: this is how a radiant Gregorio Paltrinieri comments on RaiSport’s microphones about the gold medal in the 10km cross-country skiing championship in Budapest, in front of his teammate. Domenico Acerenza team. “The strategy was to let Wellbrock vent for more than halfway through the race, I always refueled and in the last 1500 I shot like in the pool”, added the blue. “I’m back with 4 medals, almost complete loot , I’m very happy. I was convinced that I could do well, to prove to myself that I could still do something. As you prepare, you have so many worries, then seeing the results is a great satisfaction “, he concluded.
Acerenza: “I’m in seventh heaven”
“I’m in seventh heaven, I worked for this, I dreamed it. If I’m dreaming, wake me up”: says Domenico Acerenza, silver in the 10 km World Swimming Championships, just behind his friend and teammate Paltrinieri. Speaking to Rai Sport he said: “In the race I was super calm, I swam smoothly, afterwards we increased the pace. I felt I had energy. I was lucid throughout the race, I had more energy in the final sprint. I was in the right position. Greg pushed really hard. We made history. “
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