legendary comeback against Myroniuk. Blue hat-trick in the sabre

legendary comeback against Myroniuk. Blue hat-trick in the sabre
legendary comeback against Myroniuk. Blue hat-trick in the sabre

The Basel European Fencing Championships they are tinged with blue. A Arianna Errigo literally extraordinary she takes the gold in the foil. In the saber Michele Gallo, Luca Curatoli and Luigi Samele give a historic hat-trick. However, the blue flag-bearer at the next Paris Olympics steals the show, performing a real feat, recovering well seven points behind to the Ukrainian Dariia Myroniuk to return to the top of Europe.

I wander without limits

Arianna Errigo he accomplishes a feat at the limits of human conception and makes it his own gold medal in women’s individual foil to Basel European Championships. Seven years after the success in Tbilisi in 2017 (eight since Turin 2016), the five-time world champion in foil regains her European title on Swiss soil, beating Ukraine 15-10 Dariia Myroniuk.

Legendary comeback

Carving this gold even further into the history of fencing is the science fiction comeback of Errigo, who starts with the handbrake on and puts her final dangerously in the balance, allowing herself to be surprised by her opponent until the end partial score of 3-10. On the brink of the abyss, Arianna wakes up and makes no further mistakes, slipping 12 consecutive hits who close the account on 15-10.

The most beautiful European gold for Arianna

Thus comes the end of an incredible challenge third European goldthe most beautiful of all, as well as the eighth overall medal in a continental event, which saw the flag-bearer of Italy at the next Paris 2024 Olympics win two silvers and three bronzes, during his extraordinary career.

Objective Paris 2024

Yes, the Olympic Games, an appointment that Arianna absolutely doesn’t want to miss and which, at 36 years old, inevitably involves targeted preparation. And, then, in Basel the undertaking takes on even more contours legendarywith a physical condition set to be at the top in less than a month, when in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower there will be to chase the first Olympic gold in the individual. A gold medal only came close in 2012 in London, where the team one however arrived.

Historic blue hat-trick in sabre

But this European day also envelops us with the tricolor saberwhich colors the podium completely blue thanks to the beautiful triplet scored by Michele Gallo, Luca Curatoli and Luigi Sameleextraordinary in the round of 16 in overturning the world number one, Sandro Bazadze, before being eliminated in the semi-finals in the derby against Curatoli. In the final, Gallo won the gold by imposing himself 15-10.

Source: Ansa
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