For carabinieri born in Salerno, this is the fourth European podium of their career. “In a few hours I will say that I am happy, now the penalty for the lost victory prevails,” he says. Team competitions with women’s foil and men’s saber will begin tomorrow
The third day of the European Championship in Antalya closes the individual test program with the ninth medal of Italy, which reached the women’s saber thanks to the silver of Rossella Gregorio. For the Carabinieri of Salerno this is the fourth European podium of their career: it was silver in Tbilisi 2017 and bronze in Strasbourg 2014 and Montreaux 2015. The most difficult assault for her was the start of the day before the Spanish Celia Pérez Cuenca, resolved only in the last jab 15-14, then came the victories at 32 against the Hungarian Lisa Pusztai and at 16 against the Bulgarian Olga Hramova with a score of 15-9, which the they projected among the top 8 in the test. Here the success over the French Caroline Queroli always by 15-9 has given rise to the medal. In the semifinals, the Italian standard was very good to stay in the game despite the wide gap of the French Sara Balzer: the transalpine led 11-5, then reunited with an incredible partial of the blue 10-0 (for the final 15-11).
“I’m happy because I’m struggling with a lot of small injuries and being here on the podium is a great satisfaction,” said Rossella Gregorio at the end of the race. “I went beyond all the unfinished races and all the negative feelings. I will say that I am happy, now maybe the repentance for the second place prevails, which is the same result as five years ago. The race started with a lot of difficulties, I was tense, but in the end the desire to do well has prevailed. I’m enjoying the moment now, but I want to recover for Wednesday’s team game. ”
In the men’s sword the best of the blues was Federico Vismara, 21st: the Milanese of the Fiamme Azzurre, new Italian champion in Courmayeur, won the first round against the Austrian Josef Mahringer by 15-12, but then was defeated by 15-7 for the French. Yannick Borel, who later received the gold medal. Andrea Santarelli also stopped in the 32nd minute, beating the Ukrainian Yan Sych 15-13 before losing by the same score to the Swiss Max Heinzer. Davide Di Veroli came out on the 64th, defeated 15-13 by Slovakia’s Lukas Jakub Johanides, while Gabriele Cimini stopped after the group stage. Tomorrow the team competitions will begin with the women’s foil, which displays silver and individual bronze, Arianna Errigo and Alice Volpi, along with Martina Favaretto and Francesca Palumbo, and the men’s saber, with silver Luca Curatoli, Giovanni Repetti, Pietro Torre . and Michele Gallo on the platform
the other blues
Among the other Italians in the race, Martina Criscio finished 14th, defeated by the German Larissa Eifler by 15-11, while Michela Battiston and Eloisa Passaro came out on the 32nd, surpassed respectively by the Azerbaijani Sabina Karimova 15-12 and by the Greek Despina Georgiadou 15. -6. Blue Sword coach Nicola Zanotti commented today: “When you win medals you can only be happy. This is the second individual saber medal after Luca’s men’s silver, a sign that the work is paying off. Rossella has shown excellent fencing, is an expert and also knows how to get out of less favorable situations. Less fortunate were the other girls like Eloisa who did good rounds, was second, but very hard channel. Martina has yet to make any progress. I’ve already talked to them, but now we have to be compact for the team test. “
June 19 – 9:22 p.m.
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