TOKYO. The first blue medal arrives at the Tokyo Olympics, even if the color of the metal is still unknown. Vito Dell’Aquila in fact qualified for the final for the taekwondo gold, 58 kg, beating the Argentine Lucas Guzman in the semifinal. Against the Turkish Mohamed Jendoubi, Dell’Aquila will fight at 9.45pm local time, 2.45pm Italian time.
The Ecuadorian Richard Carapaz, winner of the Giro 2019, instead won by detachment in the road cycling test. Silver medal for Wout Van Aert, bronze for Tadej Pogačar.
Unlucky Alberto Bettiol slowed down by cramps while he was trying to get back on the American McNulty and on Carapaz, for him the 14th place. Gianni Moscon from Trentino finished twentieth.