European Games, Italy wins another 5 medals and hits 4 Olympic passes

European Games, Italy wins another 5 medals and hits 4 Olympic passes

Memorable day for Italy at the European Games in Krakow. Not so much for the other 5 medals that bring the total tally to 68 podiums with 21 golds, 21 silvers and 26 bronzes, consolidating the primacy ahead of Ukraine (19 golds) and Spain (18), but for the goal achieved above all by men's boxing who, finally, after the bitter absence in Tokyo 2020, has returned to conquer an Olympic pass with Salvatore Cavallaro in the 80 kg.

Archery: Rebagliati takes women's Italy to the Olympics

In addition to the other two cards conquered by Giordana Sorrentino and Irma Testa in women's boxing, the Olympic qualification centered in archery has also arrived thanks to Chiara Rebagliati's bronze in the women's individual: a very heavy medal that ensures Italy a place nation in Paris 2024. The blue archer was defeated by Healey in the semifinals but was able to win the most important match by beating the Ukrainian Pavlova 6-4 in the challenge for third place. Excellent news also from the compound, with the gold conquered by Elisa Roner thanks to the victory in the final over the British Gibson.

Fencing: golden debut for the blue fencers

Golden debut also for fencing which made its debut in the program with team trials, valid as European championships and also for the Olympic ranking. Martina Batini, Martina Favaretto, Francesca Palumbo and Alice Volpi won the most valuable metal in foil by beating Ukraine, Hungary and France in the final. However, Luca Curatoli, Michele Gallo, Matteo Neri and Luigi Samele were just around the corner from taking silver in the saber: after the successes against Slovenia, Romania and Germany, the Azzurri lost to France in the final. Both teams, in addition to the continental podiums, scored valuable points for the qualifying ranking for the 2024 Paris Games.

Italy closes the dives with the tenth medal

Finally, at the end of the day, the last medal of the diving program arrived thanks to Lorenzo Marsaglia and Giovanni Tocci who won silver in the synchronized springboard. The tricolor couple scored 402.66 total points, behind Ukraine (gold with 410.16) and France (silver with 394.92). Diving Italy, therefore, greets Poland with 10 overall medals (2 golds, 3 silvers and 5 bronzes) and an Olympic card won by Chiara Pellacani on the diving board.

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