EuroFencing Under 20, three extraordinary medals from the young Azzurri


Tallinn – Three medals in three races in today’s Under 20 team trials for Italy on the penultimate day of the European Cadet and Youth Championships Tallinn 2023. They graduate champions of Europe the blue foil players, silver for the women’s saber and men’s epee teams. The Italian shipping is increasingly leading the medal table in the Giovan categoryi, after winning the Under 17 championship, with three golds, two silvers and a bronze in the Under 20 competitions one day to go.

Gold medal for the blue women’s foil quartet after the victory in the final against Israel thanks to the 45-38 which crowned the Italian champions of Europe. The girls entered the competition in the quarterfinal draw. The quartet composed by Giulia Amore, Matilde Calvanese, Carlotta Ferrari and Aurora Grandis he nimbly overcame Spain 45-17. Italy, led by the masters Maria Elena Proietti Mosca and Fabrizio Villa, of the technical staff of the CT Stefano Cerioni, then got the better of Poland gaining access to the very final with the final success in the event. Second golden joy for Giulia Amore of the Fiamme Oro who trains at the Rome Fencing Club. A day as European champions also for Aurora Grandis of the Rome Fencing Club, Matilde Calvanese of the Fiamme Oro who trains at the Jesi Fencing Club and Carlotta Ferrari of the Aeronautica Militare Sports Center who trains at the Comense Fencing.

Silver medal for the women’s saber quartet. The Azzurri team began its climb in the round of 16 where it defeated Greece 45-33. In the quarters the sabers Carlotta Fusetti, Michela Landi, Maria Clementina Polli and Manuela Spica got the better of Germany thanks to a clear 45-29. A very tight semifinal allowed the girls followed by the teachers Luigi Angelo Miracco and Sorin Radoi, men’s and women’s Under 20 referees of the technical staff of CT Nicola Zanotti, to overcome France 45-29 and open the doors for the final act. In the final the defeat against Hungary for 45 to 39. First medal in this event for Carlotta Fusetti of the Fiamme Gialle Sports Group who trains at Petrarca Scherma, Michela Landi of the Army Sports Center who trains at the Milleculure, Maria Clementina Polli of the Center Sports Carabinieri, Club Scherma Roma training company and Manuela Spica of the Fiamme Gialle Sports Group who trains at Frascati Scherma.

Great second place for the Italy of the male sword. The test of the blue sword players began in the 16-man draw with a 45-33 victory against Germany. In the quarterfinals, Nicolò Del Contrasto, Matteo Galassi, Simone Mencarelli and Marco Paganelli beat Great Britain 45-31. The four, followed by the maestros Adalberto Tassinari and Francesco Leonardi, members of the technical staff of CT Dario Chiadò, won the medal after the victory over France thanks to the 40-24 which opened the doors to the final where they were beaten by the formation of Hungary for 45-31. Second European medal, after the individual bronze, for Leonardo Cortini of the Forlì Fencing Club. First medal in this edition for Simone Mencarelli of the Fiamme Oro who trains at Vittoria Gymnastics, Matteo Galassi of the Carabinieri Sports Center who trains at the Circolo della Spada Cervia and Nicolò Del Contrasto of the Circolo della Spada Mangiarotti Milan.

Tomorrow is the last day of competition at the European Championships of Tallinn 2023. At 8 o’clock the women’s sword competition starts. Italy, with Gaia Caforio, Carola Maccagno, Lucrezia Paulis, Vitoria Siletti, will face Austria at 16.00. Same time for the men’s foil with the Azzurri (Raian Adoul, Damiano Di Veroli, Giuseppe Franzoni and Matteo Morini) who will enter competing in the 16-man draw against the winner of Moldova-Czech Republic. The men’s saber was the last match of the day. Italy, with the quartet made up of the European champion Marco Mastrullo and Edoardo Cantini, Emanuele Nardella, Marco Stigliano, will face the winner of Israel-Estonia in the 16-man draw. (photo@TeamBizzi)

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