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Paltrinieri in the legend: gold even in the 10 km. Acerenza silver, fairytale Italy – Sport

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Paltrinieri in the legend: gold even in the 10 km.  Acerenza silver, fairytale Italy – Sport

Budapest, 29 June 2022 – Gregorio Paltrinieri in the legend: conquer the gold medal also in the 10 km ai World Swimming Championships in Budapest in front of the other Italian Domenico Acerenza, silver medal. Bronze for the German Florian Wellbrock, winner of the 5 km. The Emilian champion, with a superlative performance, added the title to the gold in the 1500 style in the pool, to the bronze in the relay and to the silver in the 5 km always on Lupa Lake.

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Always in command, always checking for any attacks by his opponents, primarily those of the ‘German cruiser’ Florian Wellbrock, Paltrinieri broke the delay at about 8000 meters. The blue swimmer, bearer of the Fiamme Oro, increased the intensity and power of his strokes going to take the gold medal.

‘Mimmo’ on the other hand, a 27-year-old native of Potenza, athlete of Canottieri Napoli, with today’s second place has achieved the best individual result of his career. In fact, Acerenza in addition to the bronze in the 1500sl at the European Championships in Budapest in 2020, in the international field had hit two silvers at the 2018 Mediterranean Games (400sl and 1500sl). At world level for Domenico the silver world champion in 2019 in the team trial of swimming in open water and the bronze last Sunday in the same competition format.

Gregorio Paltrinieri with Domenico Acerenza (Ansa)

“Being on the podium together is wonderful”

“The best thing is to have done first and second. We are best friends and being on the podium together is wonderful. We wanted to get here and we did. In the water I felt him touching my feet, I felt at home and I enjoyed “. So Greg to the microphones of Rai Sport.” I am also happy because I thought after the disappointment of the 800 that I would leave without medals. But everything has changed “, added the Carpi.” Now I rest, there are the European Championships and I think I will do the same program “, he concluded.

“If I’m dreaming, wake me up”

“It was a perfect race, it seems like a dream to me. And if it’s a dream, wake me up.” These are the first words of Domenico Acerenza, just out of the waters of the lake of Budapest. “Greg and I are super friends, we made this choice to train together because we trust each other – added the blue to RaiSport -. In the race I was very lucid, I kept my energy for the final sprint, when Gregorio went away I went in the wake. Of course, he was too strong to reach it. “

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