(ANSA) – ROME, AUGUST 21 – “Italy has won medals in all disciplines: a beautiful image for all the blue sport”. This was stated by the president of Federnuoto, Paolo Barelli, in a note published on the Fin website at the end of the European swimming championships in Rome. “We obtained an excellent result, in front of a super audience and with a great organization: everyone lived up to expectations and responsibilities, especially the athletes – continued Barelli -. Our clubs needed it enormously after the lockouts for the covid and the energy price increases that have conditioned its activities, exasperating plant managers “.
According to the president of federnuoto, the results of this European “are a great commercial for aquatic disciplines which, according to experts in the sector, could bring 500,000 new citizens to the pool starting from September”. Then Barell does not forget a special mention for the Italian captain, Gregorio Paltrinieri: “after the world successes he didn’t give up a day. He arrived here still concentrated, but obviously tired. He won, conquered podiums, loaded the team, and when not there. he succeeded because he too is a man. Greg is our pride. ” (HANDLE).