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Beijing: Slalom; Brazil summons 17-year-old Roman

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Beijing 2022, De Aliprandini:

(ANSA) – BEIJING, 13 FEB – He is 17 years old, was born in Rome and is registered for the ski section of Lazio (which is a sports club) but he arrived in Beijing to compete in the winter Olympics for the colors of Brazil. It is the story of Valentino Caputi, urgently called by the Cob, the Brazilian Olympic Committee, after that Michel Macedo was again positive who, due to Covid, has already had to jump the giant slalom of today and now, a lot probably, he will also have to give up the special slalom on Wednesday 16.

Valentino still goes to school, in Rome, and has dual citizenship due to his father Gianluca, also Italian but born in Brazil, a country that has had the ius soli for some time and therefore has granted the ‘oroverde’ passport to Mr. Gianluca since from birth. Back in Italy at the age of seven, his father Caputi graduated in architecture and met Simona Frigieri, also an architect but above all an excellent athlete in skiing and coach of the SS Lazio sport section. So Valentino inherited this passion from his mother, and started skiing in Ovindoli, before passing under the biancocelesti colors. In the meantime, his father, who prefers the sea and designs boats, discovered the existence of a project by the Brazilian federation in favor of young Europeans who also have Brazilian citizenship and from here was born the Olympic adventure that the boy is experiencing. in China. And which had as its prologue, last year the call-up also for the World Cup in Cortina.

Now Valentino will try to honor himself at the Games, for himself, for Brazil and also for the Biancocelesti colors. (HANDLE).

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Source: Ansa

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