The golden boys of Grugliasco and the Italian national team: double gold in Portugal waiting for the World Cup – Turin News

The most important event of the season for Acrobatic Gymnastics will be the one with the World Championship, initially scheduled in Israel and moved to Guimaraes, Portugal. The 13th will be held from 12 to 15 September World Age Group Competitions and the following week the world championship, which will end on the 22nd. And Italy is aiming for the big target, even with the Turin athletes, as the competitions of theInternational Cup 2024 in Maia, always on Portuguese soil. The blue youth movement, led by the technical director Erica Loiacono (together with the other coaches Mara Rapetti and Monica Casagrande) scored two masterstrokes with as many victories in the race which represented the seasonal debut on the international field. A beautiful confirmation came from the two Turin men Arianna Lucà and Edoardo Ferraris, already gold last September at the European Championships in Varna.

The two representatives of the Grugliasco gymnasticswho have been training together for some time, demonstrated their perfect harmony in the combined exercise which ended with a score of 27.510 and a very clear gap on the second classified, the Portuguese Beatriz Almeida and Tiago Lagorsse, silver with 26.890, while the two Americans Hailee Wong and Andrew finished third at 26,690. Gold also for Sofia D’Errico and Camilla Poerio, also members of Grugliasco. Second after the semi-final, thanks to an excellent combined exercise they took first place with a personal best of 26,750, preceding two Portuguese couples: Matilde Taveira and Alexandra Cardoso of Estrella Vigorosa Sport, second with 26,590, Ines Mendes and Lara Silva of Gimnofrielas, bronze with 26.180. Loiacono was satisfied and took stock of the situation at the Federginnastica microphones, also in perspective: «The race was an important test before the World Championships and was a confirmation of the good work done by technicians, staff and athletes».

 
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