(ANSA) – TRENTO, 12 AUG – The presentation of the first Trentino Curling team made up of the strongest athletes in Italy and among the best in the world was held at the Trentino Marketing headquarters in Trento. Andrea Gottardi, president of the team, illustrates the project. Together with him Roberto Failoni, provincial councilor for sport and the four team members: captain Joël Retornaz, Olympic champion Amos Mosaner, Sebastiano Arman and Mattia Giovanella.
“Trentino gave birth – explains Andrea Gottardi – to the four strongest curling players in Italy and among the best in the world. Not creating, here in Trentino, the conditions for this team to grow, it would be a wasted opportunity,” not only for the players, but also for the entire territory “. The project, which was born within the Cembra Curling Association, while remaining independent from a managerial and financial point of view, aims to create – reads a note – all the necessary conditions for athletes to practice this discipline at the highest levels, including participation in various competitions both in Europe and in the world.
From the 2021/2022 season, the Retornaz Team (as the team is called) has become part of the elite world circuit of the Grand slam of curling, a six-stage circuit in which only the best formations in the world access based on the points of the ranking world. “Now we are about to embark on a new path that has the Milan-Cortina 2026 Olympics as its final goal,” said Retornaz. (HANDLE).