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“Satisfied with the results, it’s a pity not to win a gold medal” – OA Sport

Can only express satisfaction Luca ValdesiTechnical Director of the Italian Karate Championships (specializing in kumite), after collecting medals (the five in total) from our athletes They came home from Oranthe city of Algiers, which hosts these days me Mediterranean Games 2022.

DT spoke with FIJKALM mics to draw a slight balance on the Azzurri experience: “We are satisfied with the results – Valdisi said – We achieved five medals and two fifth places, and were able to bring seven out of the nine athletes to compete in a final. Our only regret is that we didn’t win a gold medal because frankly considering the progress of the matches in some categories we deserved more. Our athletes performed very well. “

Valdesi then commented on a silver Silvia Simraroobtained today, Monday, March 27, in the -68 kg category, as well as a bronze medal Aurora Crivelli At +68 kg: “Silvia is our strong point. We expect a lot from her and she never disappoints. Until today I reached the final, the Egyptian is very difficult and it was a beautiful and difficult match. Perhaps Abdelaziz was then able to manage the match better on a tactical level. Instead, I’d like to make a special mention of Aurora Crivelli who turned 19 today and in her first international experience found herself fighting in such a competitive context as the Mediterranean Games, with nations among the strongest in the world in our discipline. . Aurora won the first two matches well, then lost in the semifinals due to lack of experience. In the final match for third or fifth place, she was winning even a few seconds from the finish until an arbitrary decision that wasn’t obvious but correct definitely took away the joy of the medal.”

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So there are very positive signs that really put our national team in the next target, i world games from Birmingham (USA), Scheduled from 7 to 17 July: “Almost all other athletes confirmed their value, attending to play the final matches. This is a very competitive environment where North African and Eastern European countries, in particular, are strong. They make medals all over the world and they have done it at the Olympic level. This is a source of pride and also a source of pride, because soon there will be 6 athletes present at the World Games in Birmingham, USA, on July 8 and 9.”

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