European Games: Ceccarelli wins the 100 metres, Italy wins 6 golds and leaps to the top of the medal table

European Games: Ceccarelli wins the 100 metres, Italy wins 6 golds and leaps to the top of the medal table

Italy leaps to the top of the medal table at the European Games underway in Krakow. The blue selection experienced a triumphal second day: 14 medals of which 6 gold, 5 silver and 3 bronze. The total thus rises to 7 golds, 7 silvers and 8 bronzes. The greatest satisfactions came from athletics and target shooting. The track races saw Samuele Ceccarelli triumph in the 100 meters with a time of 10.13.

The blue sprinter equaled the personal best obtained at the Golden Gala in Florence. Silver to the Dutch Raphael Bouju in 10.14 and bronze to the British Jeremiah Azu in 10.16. Sara Fantini in the hammer throw (first with 73.26 meters in front of the Romanian Bianca Florentina Ghelber, with 72.97, and the Finnish Silja Kosonen, with 72.30) and Tobia Bocchi who in the triple jumped 16.84 meters on the third attempt, putting himself behind the Turkish Necati Er (16.71) and the Ukrainian Vladyslav Shepeliev (16.67).

Tobia Bocchi's winning jump


Two gold medals also in target shooting thanks to Sollazzo and the mixed duo Costantino-Monna

Two more golds also from the shooting range: Danilo Dennis Sollazzo, after the bronze obtained on Thursday in the mixed team together with Sofia Ceccarello, won in the 10m rifle. The Varese, thanks to the sixth best score (629.5) in the qualifiers, deservedly earned access to the ranking match reserved for the best 8 shooters. Here he scored 261.2, which earned him the pass for the last act against the German Maximilian Bene Ulbrich. The final head-to-head match rewarded the blue, who put the most precious metal around his neck with an eloquent 17-9. The Czech Jiri Privratsky completed the podium. The second success went to Sara Costantino and Paolo Monna in the mixed team pistol beating Armenians Benik Khlghatyan and Emilia Karapetyan 17-7.

Diving: gold for Pellacani and Santoro in the 3m synchronized trampoline

The fifth gold came in diving where the composed by Chiara Pellacani and Matteo Santoro prevailed in the mixed test from the synchronized 3m springboard. The Azzurri totaled the score of 291.39, placing themselves ahead of Great Britain, silver with 283.89 and Sweden, bronze with 282.60.

Two silver medals in athletics and karate

In athletics there were also 2 silver medals: Nadia Battocletti in the 5,000 meters won her race in division 1 with a time of 15'25"09 but recorded a time lower than the Latvian Agate Caune, who ran in division 2 15'15"21. Second also Daisy Osakue in the discus throw: with the measure of 64.35 meters, achieved on the sixth and last attempt, the blue surpassed the French Melina Robert-Michon (bronze with 64.21) finishing behind the German Kristin Pudenz (66.84). Another 2 silvers came from karate: Daniele De Vivo bowed only to the Ukrainian Andrii Zaplitnyi in the -75 gm category while Clio Ferracuti was defeated by the German Johanna Kneer in the +68 kg. Finally silver also in synchronized swimming for the Azzurri engaged in the final of the technical team, which saw the historic entry of Giorgio Minisini. Exhibits on the theme of inclusion were preceded only by Spain.

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