Tokio’20, indomitable Paltrinieri, bronze in the 10 km.  Canoa K1, Rizza silver

Tokio’20, indomitable Paltrinieri, bronze in the 10 km. Canoa K1, Rizza silver

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Tokio’20, indomitable Paltrinieri, bronze in the 10 km.  Canoa K1, Rizza silver

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TOKIO 2020, PALTRINIERI BRONZE IN 10 KM. CANOA RIZZA: WHAT SILVER

The thirteenth day of the Tokyo Olympic Games for Italy gets off to a great start. Two medals, the incredible bronze of Gregorio Paltrinieri in the bottom and the splendid silver of Manfredi Rizza in the canoe, still enrich the blue booty, now with 32 podiums and different hopes in the final days. After the silver in the 800 style in the swimming pool, Paltrinieri managed to amaze again, erasing the now distant memory of mononucleosis that decisively slowed down his preparation not even two months ago. In a really complicated 10 km, characterized by the forcing imposed immediately by the German Florian Wellbrock, winner with merit in 1h48’33 “, Paltrinieri was able to resist in the initial part before completing a great comeback, finishing third in 1h49’01”, at two seconds from the silver of the Hungarian Kristof Rasovszky. “I’m happy – declared the 26-year-old from Carpi – it was the best I could do, the right reward after two months of hell. I fought to the end, I couldn’t overcome the Hungarian, but I’m leaving here with two medals: it seemed an impossible goal, I can be satisfied. I wanted three gold, I’ll try again ‘”.