The last news of Italian athletes from the Tokyo 2020 Olympics
The Italian Olympic expedition to Tokyo 2020 won 38 medals: an absolute record!
An incredible result for our nation, but with some pleasant surprises.
The fastest man in the world: Marcell Jacobs
The fastest man in the world in the 100 meters is Italian: Marcell Jacobs. After passing Filippo Tortu, the most famous Italian in this speciality, Marcell Jacobs also graduated Olympic gold medal while setting the Italian and European record in the 100 meters.
It is an unexpected triumph for the Italians, who rejoiced as if it were a football final for this historic milestone. The 26-year-old from Desenzano del Garda won the first blue medal in the queen discipline of athletics and, above all, gold. The Italian athlete set the new European record of 9 "80, ahead of the American Kerley (9" 84) and the Canadian De Grasse (9 "89).
Gold in the high jump: Gianmarco Tamberi
Almost simultaneously with Marcell Jacobs, he graduated Olympic gold in the high jump: Gianmarco Tamberi. It's an important milestone for him and our national athletics team. The gold medal came jointly with Qatari Mutaz Essa Barshim, with a creepy awards ceremony with both anthems being played.
The game was exciting. Tamberi led without ever making mistakes from 2.19 meters up to 2.37 meters. Then the three consecutive errors of both at 2.39 (as well as the game favourite Mulaz Essa Barshim of Qatar). The regulation requires you to redo all the heights from scratch or to win on an equal footing. No turns of words were needed so equal gold for Tamberi and Barshim and bronze for the Belarusian Maksim Nedasekau.
Italy and the world record in men's team pursuit: Filippo Ganna in history
The third and last (chronologically speaking) unexpected gold of the blue expedition is that of the men's team pursuit squad (track cycling). The Italian national team won Olympic gold. They set the world record after an unexpected comeback, driven by a phenomenal Filippo Ganna.
After a great comeback, Simone Consonni, Filippo Ganna, Francesco Lamon and Jonathan Milan have achieved a great victory for our country with a time of 3: 42.032, which is the new world record.
The other italian medals
In addition to these unexpected gold medals, three other medals of the most precious metal arrived with Vito Dell'Aquila in taekwondo, Ruggero Tita and Caterina Marianna Banti in the discipline of the mixed foiling catamaran Nacra 17 and Federica Cesarini and Valentina Rodini in rowing.
So far there have been 9 silver medals, with those of Vanessa Ferrari in the freestyle and Gregorio Paltrinieri in the 800 freestyle to report and with 15 bronze medals, with the historic bronze medal of Irma Testa in women's boxing.
Italy as a Record: all the medals won
All gold medals Italy at the Olympics
Vito Dell'Aquila (taekwondo, -58 kg)
Valentina Rodini and Federica Cesarini (rowing, light weights)
Gianmarco Tamberi (athletics, high jump)
Marcell Jacobs (athletics, 100 metres)
Ruggero Tita and Caterina Banti (sailing, Nacra 17 class)
Simone Consonni, Filippo Ganna, Francesco Lamon, Jonathan Milan (track cycling, team pursuit)
Massimo Stano (athletics, 20 km march)
Antonella Palmisano (athletics, 20 km march)
Luigi Busà (karate, kumite -75 kg)
Lorenzo Patta, Marcell Jacobs, Eseosa Desalu, Filippo Tortu (athletics, 4×100 relay)
All the Silver medals
Luigi Samele (fencing, sabre)
Alessandro Miressi, Thomas Ceccon, Lorenzo Zazzeri and Manuel Frigo (swimming, 4×100 freestyle)
Diana Bacosi (shooting, skeet)
Daniele Garozzo (fencing, foil)
Giorgia Bordignon (weightlifting, 64 kg)
Aldo Montano, Luca Curatoli, Enrico Berrè and Gigi Samele (team sabre)
Gregorio Paltrinieri (swimming, 800 freestyle)
Mauro Nespoli (archery)
Vanessa Ferrari (artistic gymnastics, free body)
Manfredi Rizza (canoeing, K1)
All the Bronze medals
Elisa Longo Borghini (road cycling, road race)
Odette Giuffrida (judo, -52 kg)
Mirko Zanni (weightlifting, 67 kg)
Nicolò Martinenghi (swimming, 100 breaststroke)
Maria Centracchio (judo, -63 kg)
Rossella Fiamingo, Federica Isola, Mara Navarria, Alberta Santuccio (fencing, team epee)
Federico Burdisso (swimming, 200 butterfly)
Matteo Castaldo, Marco Di Costanzo, Matteo Lodo and Giuseppe Vicino (rowing, 4 without)
Stefano Oppo and Pietro Willy Ruta (rowing, lightweight doubles)
Martina Batini, Erika Cipressa, Arianna Errigo and Alice Volpi (fencing, team foil)
Lucilla Boari (archery)