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Tokyo 2020 Olympics, competitions and results today, July 26

Since the dawn of Italy, the blue medal table has been enriched with new victories: the silver for the 4×100 freestyle and the bronze for the Martinini, to those of the 4×100 freestyle swimming, and Diana Bakossi’s silver for the skeet competition have been added.

Duel: Garozzo in the semi-finals of the men’s tournament
Daniele Garroso advances to the semi-finals of the Men’s Foil Championships in Tokyo 2020. The Olympic champion from Rio beats France’s Enzo Lefort 15-10.

Silver in the skeet: “I dedicate it to all Italians”
Gold in Rio and silver in Tokyo. Diana Bakossi enriches the blue medal table with second place in the skeet competition won by American Amber English. The third was the Chinese Wei Meng

The Italian shooter hit 55 goals out of 60, less than the winner. This is Italy’s eighth medal on the third day of the Olympics.

“I am very excited, it is a medal that I want to dedicate to all Italians, because it has been a very difficult year for everyone: the epidemic has put us on our knees but as a people, we have managed to get it again, in life as in sport.” This is Diana Bakossi’s dedication. “The best moment of the day was when I realized the medal was safe. This year I had sporting difficulties, but my coach Andrea Benelli brought me out of the dark moment and brought me here, and to this silver medal.” Umbra di Città della Pieve, the city where Prime Minister Mario Draghi also resides, Diana Baccosi came close to shooting like her father, who took her to the shooting range. “The first few times I was sitting in a corner and scoring points, one day he asked me to try. I haven’t stopped since. This has become my passion.”

Olympic medal table

– Timetables and program minute by minute

Sixteen new cases of Covid in games
Tokyo 2020 organizers have reported 16 new cases of Covid-19 linked to the Games. The organizing committee said in its update that three athletes were among those who tested positive for the virus. The organizers did not name the affected athletes, but said they were not based in Japan. The latest figures indicate the total number of positive Covid-19 tests related to the Olympics from July 1 to 148

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Among them is Dutch tennis player Jan Julien Roger, who was eliminated from the doubles tournament with his partner Wesley Kohlhoff. Roger was placed in solitary confinement. The pair, ranked No. 8 in the tie, had to play against New Zealanders Marcus Daniel and Michael Venus who subsequently qualified for the quarter-finals.

The hurricane is coming, and the games are preparing for delay
Typhoon Nepartak is rapidly approaching Tokyo, where the Olympic Games are held. The first heavy rain is expected to arrive in the Japanese capital late this evening, while the tropical storm’s peak is expected tomorrow. Obviously this is a prediction as well because the eye of the storm is currently still in the Pacific Ocean. This morning in Tokyo, as always, there is a high level of humidity and the sky is overcast. As AGI knows in Tokyo, residents don’t seem to be particularly worried about the arrival of the typhoon, as daily life flows normally even if it’s been severely marked by the emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic. The organization of the games is trying to change the calendar for some sports such as kayaking and archery, but it is feared that they will not be the only games. It will then remain to organize the logistical aspect after any damage to external facilities that could cause expected storm winds between 72 and 108 kilometers per hour.

Poland beat Italy for men’s volleyball
At the Tokyo Olympics 2020 came the first defeat of Italy in the men’s volleyball championship: on the second day, the hexagram coached by Gianlorenzo Bellingini lost to Poland in three sets to zero (25-20, 26-25, 25-20). In the next round, Wednesday 28 July, at 19.40 JP (12.40 Italy), the Azzurri – who beat Canada 3-2 on their debut – will face the Japanese national team.

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Duel: Garozzo in the fourth chips, of Foconi and Cassarà in the sword all Italians
Daniel Garroso (Rio 2016 gold medalist) is the only Italian in the men’s chip test quarter-finals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. In the second round, second seed Alessio Foconi was eliminated by surprise. (Hong Kong) and Andrea Cassara, defeated the Egyptian Hamza 15-13. On the other hand, Garuzo won the eighth final match against Japan’s Matsuyama with a score of 15-14. The competition blue has already been eliminated in the sword test. The only one remaining in the round of 16, Irene Vicki, lost to Russian Velikaya 15-12.

Basketball 3 x 3: Blue defeats against Japan
The Italians were defeated by Japan, and hosted 22-10 in 3×3 basketball at the Tokyo Games. And the women’s team, who will face the United States later, saw Consolini score 4 points, 3 from Daly, 2 from Felipe, 1 from Rowley. The best of the Japanese is top scorer Mawuli with 8 points.

Skeet shooting: Cassandro in the men’s skeet final
Tamaru Cassandro Blue, vice world champion in office, qualified for the Tokyo 2020 men’s skeet final with the best qualifying result, 124/125. Equal to Capua’s shooter is Frenchman Eric Delaunay, while Finn Eto’o Kaliwinen is third with a score of 123. He eliminated the Olympic champion of Rio, blues Gabriel Rossetti, who remained with 121 goals from the playoff. Six other specialists are vying to determine the three finalists. The Tokyo 2020 men’s skate final is scheduled for 15.50 local time, 8.50 in Italy. Even men, like women, will start from scratch in the final, regardless of the qualification result.

Tennis, Fognini and Giorgi in the second round
Fabio Fognini qualified for the round of 16 of the Olympic tennis tournament by defeating Belarusian Igor Gerasimov 6-4, 7-6. Camila Giorgi reached the eight and won 6-3 6-1 over Russian Elena Vesnina.

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Blue Lorenzo Sonego leaves the scene at the 2020 Tokyo Men’s Tennis Championships. The Piedmontese lost in the second round 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 to Georgia’s Nikoloz Basilashvili.

Skeet: Bakusi in the final, Kiniro out of the medal area
Diana Bakusi qualified second in the Olympic skeet final with 123 points, behind Chinese champion Meng Wei with 124, a new Olympic record in qualifying. In his third Olympic participation, at age 43, the blue Chiara Cainero failed in what would have been his third final. For the Olympic champion in Beijing 2008 and the silver medal in Rio 2016 he placed 20th far from the best. “Sometimes we manage to do everything perfectly, sometimes we have some problems, in our sport luck affects 10%. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, you have to accept that – says Chiara Cainero who was disqualified from the six finalists with philosophy – I did poorly yesterday (Sunday, first day of qualifying) the first round was really tough for me. I made two mistakes so it was difficult for me to stay in the high-ranking areas.”

Taekwondo eliminates Alessio in the quarter-finals
Blue Simon Alessio ended up being knocked out in the quarter-finals of the Taekwondo -80kg Championship at the Tokyo Olympics. Al-Azraq was beaten by the Egyptian Issa Seif, 6-5.

Historic silver and bronze pride from swimming
The Italian Dawn is colored in silver and bronze: the first is Niccol Martinini’s third dawn with a time of 58” 33 in the 100m breaststroke final. Historic and Unexpected Silver Medal in the Men’s 4×100 Freestyle Relay at 3.10.11. The Blue Quartet (Alessandro Merisi, Thomas Ciccone, Lorenzo Zazzeri and Manuel Frigo) finished behind the United States on 3.08.97. Bronze for Australia on 3.10.22. The blue quad is still short of the Italian record (19 cents) already in battery and closing in at 3’10” 11.

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