Italy and the world pay homage to the fairies of artistic gymnastics. Alice D’Amato, Asia D’Amato, Vanessa Ferrari and Martina Maggio have narrowly missed the conquest of the bronze medal in the final of the artistic gymnastics of the Tokyo Olympics. But despite this, the blue still achieved a historic result for this discipline that was missing since 1928.
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A vanished dream for 4 tenths but that makes theItaly whole proud of the Do some artistic gymnastics. A super proof of applause on the part of was not enough Alice D’Amato, Asia D’Amato, Vanessa Ferrari and Martina Maggio in the final of artistic gymnastics to win a medal, but the fourth place for Italy it tastes very sweet. A half-way victory for the blue who finished behind Russia, the United States and Great Britain, reaching the best result of the national team since Amsterdam 1928. The girls were perfect to say the least, they didn’t do anything wrong but they had to bow very little to the surprise Great Britain, third with 164,093 points.
A few tenths more than the 163,638 of Italy who at the end of a heart-pounding race still managed to bring home a result that made the history of this sport. On the day of the retirement of the American champion Simone Biles, they were Vanessa Ferrari and companions to make the Tokyo Arena shine and make the millions of Italians glued to the TV dream of a medal hoping to explode with joy. But that’s okay. The joy of the blue was the same, as if they still had an Olympic medal around their neck. Beautiful photos, selfies at the end of the race and hugs with the Japanese opponents. These Olympics for Italian artistic gymnastics were a real success.
The joy of Vanessa Ferrari: “We were close to the feat, but what a race!”
The whole of Italy was able to appreciate the splendid exercises on the beam of Alice D’Amato and the twin Asia (born in 2003 already at their second historical result with the team after the 2019 world bronze) e Martina Maggio, Without to forget Vanessa Ferrari. His exercise in the free body has been defined on social networks by someone as a heritage of humanity. The perfection in the movements of the 30-year-old from Brescia made the Italian people enthusiastic, radiant in front of the magic offered by her performance. “What a race! We believed in it until the end !!! We gave our all, without falls, tool after tool and we almost achieved the feat!” wrote the blue champion on her Instagram account.
Federica Pellegrini in the final of the 200 sl for the fifth time in a row at the Olympics
It was a result strongly desired by the girls aware of having arrived at the Olympics in a state of not exactly optimal form. They had practically never competed since 2019, that is, before the pandemic completely changed our lives. Yet they fought hard and came one step away from the maximum target. The medal was on hand before the British showed dream scores. The fairies, however, have written an important page in the history of Italian sport making proud an entire people who supported them from the beginning to the end of the race. For the blue only lots of applause and a huge thank you for having hit the date with history.