ARZACHENA. There were also Davide Astori’s parents, Renato and Giovanna, yesterday in Arzachena at the headquarters of the Vigne Surrau estates, at the ceremony for the delivery of the 2021 Ussi Sardinia Awards. The father and …
ARZACHENA. There were also Davide Astori’s parents, Renato and Giovanna, yesterday in Arzachena at the Vigne Surrau estate, at the ceremony for the delivery of the Ussi Sardegna 2021 Awards. The father and mother of the player from Cagliari and Fiorentina, who passed away in 2018, they presented the award named after their son to the Milan coach Stefano Pioli: «I was able to spend only one season with DAvide but I learned to appreciate it – commented the coach of the league vice-captain with emotion -, he will always have a place in my heart as well. Knowing him was a fortune, he is still alive in our memories and always will be ».
A parterre de rois for the fourth edition of the award organized by the Sardinian group of sports journalists chaired by Paolo Mastino. In addition to the Milan coach, athletes, managers, technicians, island and national clubs who stood out during the 2020 and 2021 competitive seasons were awarded. Torresina Historical Memory Association of Sassari, which has made a concrete contribution in material and sports equipment for the rebirth of football in the municipality of Cuglieri, one of the most affected by the fires this summer.
Recognitions also for the football clubs of Cagliari (there was the general manager Mario Passetti), Olbia and Arzachena, and for Dinamo basket Sassari represented by the president Stefano Sardara.
Despite some absence linked in particular to the competitive commitments of the athletes called up for the occasion, during the evening the Olympic gold medals Filippo Tortu and Lorenzo Patta, the bronze Stefano Oppo, as well as Francesca Deidda, Dalia Kaddari, Marta Maggetti were celebrated , Wanderson Polanco, Davide Ruiu, Andrea Agrusti, Marco Spissu and Alessia Orro (fresh European winner in Serbia).
Paralympic athletes Giovanni Achenza (bronze in triathlon), Rita Cuccuru and Sara Desini were also applauded. And Ilaria Meloni, two Italian champion in the tandem on a Paralympic cycling track. Awards also for Atletico Uri (football, newly promoted to Serie D), Torres (Serie B female), Hermaea Olbia (volleyball, A2 female), and the excited Massimiliano Luiu, high jumper from Sassari.
The Joseph Vargiu prize for boxing is awarded to Federico Serra; that Aci Sassari to the rally driver Gian Battista Conti. Also present was a delegation from Luna Rossa, winner of the Prada Cup and finalist of the America’s Cup. Last but not least, the career award for the cyclist Fabio Aru (winner of the Vuelta in 2015), who has just said goodbye to cycling.