Lucilla Boari is bronze medal in women's archery
at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, after beating the American McKenzie Brown.
On the Italian night, at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the best news for Italy was
Gianmarco Tamberi's qualification for the high jump final.
The worst was
the elimination in the first round of the men's sword team event
: another bitter disappointment for Italian fencing.
On the first day of competition at the Olympic Stadium, Gimbo (out with an injury in Rio 2016) overcame 2.28 meters on his second attempt, a measure that allowed him to celebrate access to his first Olympic final. "They were all bad jumps, but the important thing was to get to the final", scheduled for Sunday when the blue will have to "just find the right jump to unblock me, and then - said one of the most anticipated Azzurri at these five-circle Games - it will be a magical day ". For Italian athletics, excellent signals also came from Alessandro Sibilio (400 hurdles), Elena Bellò (800) and Anna Bongiorni (100), all qualified for the semifinals.
Even better the blues in the 3000 steeplechase, with two out of three already qualified for the final:
Ahmed Abdelwahed (third in his battery) and Ala Zoghlami (fished out), while his twin brother, Osama, didn't get the pass for just 15 cents.
Conditioned by nervousness, the Italy of the male sword is therefore already out of the race for the medal in the team test.
On the Azzurri (silver in Rio 2016) there were great expectations and instead in the first meeting of Tokyo 2020, that of the quarter-finals, Santarelli, Garozzo and Fichera lost badly with Russia for 45-34.
Like Giordana Sorrentino yesterday, today Rebecca Nicoli was eliminated in the round of 16, thus ending her adventure in the Tokyo Olympics boxing tournament.
The light weight blue was defeated on points 5-0 by Irishman Kellie Anne Harrington.
The Olympic swimming program is approaching its conclusion: in the Japanese morning, Italy had to dismiss the profound disappointment of the elimination of Margherita Panziera in the semifinal. The blue was credited at least for qualifying for the final: "I tried to do a more aggressive race, but I lacked the energy: I didn't have any more". In the swimming pool of the Aquatics center, the South African Tatjana Schoenmaker won the gold of the 200 breaststroke at the setting of the new world distance record. In fact, he swam in 2'18''95, improving the 2'19''11 set in 2013 by the Danish Molle Rikke. In the semifinal of the Bmx cycling test, bad accident for the American Connor Fields, favorite for gold. As he took the last lap,the American fell into a curve 'flying' literally out of his vehicle. Immediately rescued, he was 'stabilized' and taken away on a stretcher and then in an ambulance.