“The Positive World Cup, this is the beginning of the journey”
Rome – The Fencing World Cairo 2022 He has just finished giving important responses at home in Italy three years after the last World Championship and with a new team taking part, he immediately achieved impressive results. This is the beginning of the journey – The president of the Italian Fencing Federation, Paolo Azzi, said – We faced this World Cup with nine rookies on the team and seven of them came back with medals around their necks. They gave positive answers on the podium, showed character even Tommaso Marini’s brilliant score in the chips or the quarter-finals scored by Pietro Torri at the sword, but I would say they all responded well to the commitment and this reinforces the sense of satisfaction with the number of medals still important. We have dismissed the concern about winning the gold which is starting to find its way and the balance is positive.”.
Azzi: “Great performances for Marini and Erigo”
“The atmosphere inside the teams is very good – Follow the number one in the Islamic Salvation Front – The top technicians have led our teams for years with excellent results, and the technicians who are now taking charge are doing a great job. The change seems to bring a new stimulus and this may be helpful. I am happy with their work and their approach to the athletes.”. Many athletes took the stage, but for President Azzi, the World Cup cap has three faces. “I want to emphasize the four medals out of four in the team sword between the European Championships and the World Championships, the exploits of Tommaso Marini and the return to stratospheric levels of Ariana Erigo: they are the champions of the Egyptian World Cup.” Now the next round of the World Championships will be held on our soil, in Milan in 2023. “It is a great responsibility and an opportunity: to return home, the qualifying tournament for the Olympics will put us in the best conditions to do a good job. The organization in Cairo was good, the organization in Milan would be the World Cup held in a different way precisely because of the characteristics of the structure. The project foresees a kind of fencing fortress. around the central building, and hopefully we will be good at taking care of all aspects of the competition field, whatever the teams feel. Attention to detail will be important.”.
Randazzo: “The renewal after the Olympics gave results”
Relief, too, according to the head of the delegation Italian Fencing Federation Maurizio Randazzo. “I would say we had a really good expedition – He confessed – The final balance is excellent.” There were nine guys. – Randazzo explained – I think the renewal after the Olympics has paid off thanks to the coaches and masters who prepared the event in the best possible way. Of course, we got used to it well after 14 European medals, but I can say that 8 medals with a large participation, even without Russia, allow us to say that we did well. There are many young people, but it is also true that there are experts who are the model to follow and who have ensured the necessary experience for the decisive moments. We should give credit to all of these people for deserving the summons.”.
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