It is between 20 to be examined by the coach, only 12 will go to Tokyo For the setter it would be the second time after Rio
SASSARI. Alessia Orro takes another step towards the Tokyo Olympics. The name of the young Sardinian setter, originally from Narbolia, was in fact included in the first list summoned by the technical commissioner of the women’s national volleyball team Davide Mazzanti in view of the five-circle appointment, and made official yesterday. For now there are twenty names, a large “rose” that will be reduced to twelve on the eve of departure for Japan, but in the meantime Orro is there. And the whole of Sardinia is cheering for her. At 22 years still to be accomplished (next 18 July, so she will celebrate in Tokyo) she will be able to play her second Olympics, after that of 2016 in Rio del Janeiro, and become the first volleyball player on the island for the number of appearances in blue. Currently Alessia Orro is at an altitude of 113, and the primacy of Rosanna Bajardo from Sassari, who reached 119, is really close. But first she will have to convince the coach to rely on her and another setter, thus winning the competition.
At the moment there are four female directors in contention, together with Alessia there are Ofelia Malinov and Giulia Gennari, who have already shared the previous meetings of the Italian selection, and lastly Francesca Bosio has also been added. Four for two seats then. Mazzanti will dissolve the reservations in the coming weeks.
Meanwhile, from today the blue will return to the collegiate in Caorle, where they will continue the preparation period until Saturday 26. From the 29th instead the team will leave for an internship abroad which will last until 10 July, during which it will also have the opportunity to compete eight friendly matches, while on the 14th it will meet in Rome and on the 16th it will leave for Tokyo. The first match of the tournament is scheduled for 25 against Russia.
With the Italian national team Alessia boasts in 2015 a gold medal at the under 18 world championships and a bronze medal at the under 20 world championships, to which is added the debut in the senior national team, with which she played in the Rio 2016 Olympics, won a silver in the 2017 Grand Prix, and a bronze in the 2019 European Championships.