The results of today’s races, Wednesday 28 July, and the medals of the Italian athletes competing in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics
Italy currently has 14 medals since the beginning of the Games: 8 bronze, 5 silver and still only one gold. Here the complete medal table of the Olympics.
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5.13 – Quadarella collapsed
A Roman against the Americans, he had said in battery. The Americans won. Simona Quadarella had deluded us, but she comes out of the battle of 1500 only with a fifth place and a time of 15’53 ” 97. Kathy Ledecky sets up a race of command immediately and takes back the gold after the sinking in the 200, Simona starts well defending the second place, with the Chinese Whang, then for both they collapse and do not hold up to the return of the other American Sullivan and the German Kohler. And in the end also Wang closes in front of Simona who will be able to do it again in the 800s (Arianna Ravelli, reporter)
4.30 Irma Testa (boxing) safe medal
Irma Testa gives Italian women’s boxing a gift the first, historic medal: the 23 year old from Torre Annunziata in fact beat Canadian Carolina Veyre on points in the quarterfinals of the 54-57 kg category. The judges’ verdict was unanimous. With this success Irma will at least win the bronze medal even if on Saturday 31 July she was defeated in the semifinals by the Filipina Petecio. In fact, even fourth place is rewarded in Olympic boxing. For the athlete from Campania he can aspire to much more, at least at the final on 3 August. Against Veyre he dominated, imposing his pace, mobility and ability to deliver precise shots for two rounds. Only in the final part of the match did he suffer a little, given the energy he expended, but the victory was already abundantly safe. (Flavio Vanetti).
Ore 4.14 – Pellegrini: The last of my career
It was a nice trip, many years of strokes: I enjoyed it from start to finish. La Divina tries not to cry, but she can’t hold back her tears after the seventh place in the 200 style final, the last of my career. In a few days to be 33, the right time – he told RaiSport – I thank all those who cheered me and woke up at night to follow me from Italy.
3.54 – Burdisso bronze in the 200 butterfly
Splendid bronze for Federico Burdisso in the 200 butterfly who starts strong behind the monster Milak, keeps a furious pace, then gives in to the Japanese Honda but resists the return of the other Hungarian Kenderesi. Closes in 1’54 “45 and another fantastic medal from the nouvelle Vogue of blue swimming (Arianna Ravelli, reporter).
3.46 – Pellegrini closes seventh (with a smile)
Let’s dance. Federica Pellegrini danced for the last time in the competition that made her a legend: the medal department, as she said, closed, and miracles do not happen. Closes seventh in 1’55 “91, however the best time he swam this year. The Australian Titmus (1’53 ” 50) wins in front of the Hong Kong swimmer Haughey and the Canadian Oleksiak. Outside the podium Ledecky, only fifth.
Alessandro Miressi will be among the speed jets: in the semifinal of the 100 meters he gets the third overall time after a semifinal swim in 47”52 alongside the phenomenon Caeleb Dressel (47”23). The revelation of these Games Thomas Ceccon instead closes 12, perhaps tired from the many races. (Arianna Ravelli, reporter)
3.23 – The quarrel with the British at the finish line of 4 without
They came upon us, we were going to win, the blues of 4 without rowing after the race are angry, despite the bronze. One of our men is taken away by force because he wanted to clarify what had happened with the English crew who then finished fourth.
Ore 3.17 – Rowing, bronze in the 4th without
Italy bronze medal in 4 without rowing. The blue crew, made up of Matteo Castaldo, Matteo Lodo, Marco Di Costanzo and Giuseppe Vicino, arrived behind Australia and Romania.
3.07 am – First positive Italian at Covid
Bad news from Tokyo. Bruno Rosetti, one of the finalists of 4 without rowing, will not be able to participate in the race because he was positive at Covid. He will be replaced by Marco Di Costanzo.
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July 28, 2021 (change July 28, 2021 | 05:16)
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