Europeans, than Italy: Garozzo gold, Marini and Fiamingo silver, Avola and Navarria bronze

In Antalya the historic blue hat-trick in men’s foil. In the female sword the Sicilian lacks success in the final

Great second day at the European Championships in Antalya 2022 for Italy that wins five medals: gold by Daniele Garozzo, silver by Tommaso Marini and Rossella Fiamingo and bronze by Giorgio Avola and Mara Navarria who, added to the silver by Luca Curatoli and Arianna Errigo and Alice Volpi’s bronze yesterday, brought Italy to the top of the medal table.

Tricolor foil

The blue hat-trick in men’s foil is historic: gold medal for Daniele Garozzo, who beats the other blue Tommaso Marini in the final for 15-9. Bronze for Giorgio Avola, who overcomes the French Chastanet in the consolation final. The three Azzurri started respectively as first, fourth and sixth in the ranking, and managed to dominate their opponents for an en plein that had been missing since 2015 with the Cassarà-Garozzo-Luperi trio. For Garozzo, in particular, this is the fifth medal in the continental review and second success. The Sicilian in the semifinal won 15-10 over Giorgio Avola and in the final he overtook Tommaso Marini 15-9. Previously the Cypriot Alex Tofalides had ruled 15-7, the Austrian Maximilian Ettelt 15-9 and the Czech Alexander Choupenitch, bronze medalist at the Tokyo Olympic Games 15-9.

Emotions sword

In the women’s sword, Rossella Fiamingo returns to the European podium after seven years and does so by winning a silver medal of great value in Antalya, which repeats the one obtained in Montreux 2015. The catanese is the author of a beautiful race that began with the victory in the 64th against the Norwegian Hille-Dahl 15-9 and continued in the 32nd with the success of will against the Romanian Veres, who won 14-12 and who saw her comeback until 15-14. In the wake of this assault, the Carabinieri athlete then overtook the Swiss Moeschlin 15-13 and the German Ndolo 15-12, thus reaching the final stage of the competition. Here the derby with the other blue and national teammate Mara Navarria who had just returned from the injury that stopped her for half of the season. The semi-final match between the two blues ended only at priority 7-6 in favor of Rossella Fiamingo, who then lost 15-10 in the final against Ukrainian Vlada Kharkova in an assault that had remained balanced until the beginning of the third fraction.

Program

Tomorrow on the program the male sword with Andrea Santarelli, Davide Di Veroli, Gabriele Cimini and Federico Vismara and the female saber with Rossella Gregorio, Michela Battiston, Martina Criscio and Eloisa Passaro.

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