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Paralympic swimming: Italy closes first in the medal table

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The Italy of Paralympic swimming also surpasses itself: the Azzurri, committed to the Madeira World Cup, close the event in first place in the medal table with 64 total medals, also retouching the London 2019 record. In Portugal, the team of dt Riccardo Vernole confirmation on the roof of the world with a loot of 27 golds, 24 silvers, 13 bronzes.
Lots of golds even on the last day of competitions: Angela Procida triumphs in the 200 free style S2, then yet another success at these World Championships for Stefano Raimondi, first in the 100 S10 backstroke.
Third gold, however, for Francesco Bocciardo, who dominates the 100 free style S5; in the 50 S9 freestyle, Simone Barlaam gets his fifth world championship triumph in Madeira. To close the World Cup the gold of the 4×100 freestyle relay composed by Giulia Terzi, Xenia Palazzo, Simone Barlaam and Stefano Raimondi, first with 4: 02.53, new European record.
“We won everything and we all won – says FINP President Roberto Valori – it was a perfect, incredible, unforgettable, stellar World Cup. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart”. The president of the Italian Paralympic Committee Luca Pancalli adds: “What a sight, girls and boys, you are extraordinary! Once again you have surpassed yourselves, confirming the first place at the World Championships but with more medals won”. Pancalli congratulates you to the whole Finp “starting with President Valori and the technicians led by Vernole for the excellent work done in recent years. You are an international model, not only for the incredible results but also for the values that you are able to convey “.

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