Tokyo, August 4, 2021 – The twelfth day of the I.talia Everyone Olympic Games from Tokyo 2020 began with the disappointing fourteenth place of Rachele Bruni. The blue swimmer, engaged in the 10-kilometer cross-country ski run, closed far from the medals area. After the eliminations recorded yesterday for men’s basketball and volleyball, the Italy of team sports will try again today with two other appointments valid for quarter finals. At 10 am space at girls of the volley: race from inside out for Egonu and companions against the Serbia. The Settebello from the water polo instead he goes into the pool at 11.20: here too the opponent is there Serbia.
Very high expectation for the cycling his track: at 11 the blue quartet composed of Filippo Ganna, Francesco Lamon, Simone Consonni e Jonathan Milan, yesterday protagonist with the new world record, challenges the Denmark in the final of the team pursuit and aims the sixth gold to be included in the blue medal table. At 3 pm instead the spotlights will move to the sand for a new chapter of the adventure of Daniele Lupo e Paolo Nicolai: the couple of beach volley in the quarters he faces the couple of Qatar Tijan-Younousse.
In the Italian night qualification to the semifinal hooked for Manfredi Rizza in the canoe sprint specialty K1 200 meters. Advance to the semifinals in K2 1.000 also the couple made up of Luca Beccaro e Samuel Burgo. Instead, stop in K1 500 per Francesca Genzo.
Chapter athletics: nothing final for Paolo Dal Molin in the 110 obstacles. The Italian-Cameroonian finished the battery in twelfth absolute position and was eliminated. A new world record is to be recorded: the American Sydney McLaughlin she won gold in the 400 hurdles with a time of 51 “46, improving the 51” 90 she set herself on June 26th. Yesterday, still in the 400 obstacles, the Norwegian Karsten Warholm had hit the new record with 45 “94.
Olympic Games to forget for Rachele Bruni. The Florentine swimmer closes the experience in Tokyo 2020 with the fourteenth place in the 10 kilometers of cross-country. Bruni far from the medals area and disappointed: “Unfortunately I suffered from the pace of the first ones and I was struggling to stay in the first group – said Bruni after the race -. After the decisive tear of the German Beck around seven kilometers, I realized that I didn’t have any . I’m sorry I have a lot of anger and I’m sorry I felt I could do well “. Gold medal for the Brazilian Cunha, silver for the Dutch Rouwendaal, bronze for the Australian Lee.
He smiles Manfredi Rizza. The blue of the canoe sprint won his qualifying heat of K1 200 meters with a good time (34 “867). Rizza will return to compete tomorrow, when the semifinals and finals are scheduled. Pass for the semifinal detached also for the couple of the K2 1,000 meters formed by Luca Beccaro e Samuele Burgo. After closing the battery in 4th place, the Azzurri finished the quarter-finals in third place, getting the next round. Francesca Genzo instead he is out of the semifinals of K1 500 meters. The blue finished the battery in 6th place and then the quarter-finals in fifth position.
Road to the semifinal barred for Paolo Dal Molin in the 110 obstacles. The blue was eliminated after closing the qualifying heats with the twelfth absolute time (in 13 “40).
The Italians in the race today
Italy tries again with the volleyball. After the elimination of men at the hands of Argentina, today is the turn of women against Serbia (10 am). Very difficult race for Egonu and companions: Serbia is in fact world and European champion in office, as well as Olympic vice-champion in Rio 2016. Serbia in the destiny also of the Settebello from the water polo: at 11.20 a thrilling quarter-final for the boys of Alessandro Country.
In the races of 4 August then Italy focuses strongly on cycling his track e beach volley. After the world record in the semifinals, the blue quartet of the team chase led by Filippo Ganna wants gold in the final (11 am) against Denmark. Semifinal goal instead for the beach couple Wolf-Nicolai: at 15 clash on the sand against the couple of Qatar. Space then for other disciplines with Italians competing: we are talking about golf, athletics, sailing, diving, sport climbing and synchronized swimming.
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