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Fabio Poncemi
Fabio Poncemi
Redazione Sport

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The world slalom gives Italy the third medal: Gritti disqualified, Guerini takes bronze

Lo slalom mondiale regala all'Italia la terza medaglia: Gritti squalificato, Guerini si prende il bronzo
A penultimate day of the World Championships in Marbachegg between light and shadow for the Azzurri.
Yes, because from the slalom of the grass skiing world championships in progress in Switzerland, the team of the dt Fausto Cerentin was expecting a lot, but somehow the third medal of the expedition arrived thanks to the bronze won by Pietro Guerini , in the first medal in a competition of this level, in the men's competition. With gold and bronze brought home by Edoardo Frau, between the super-combined and the giant, Lorenzo Gritti started out as a great favorite among the rapid gates, but after the 2nd time obtained at the end of the 1st round, the Bergamo champion was disqualified in the second, leaving room for the triumph of the Swiss hosts, with Mirko Hueppi and Stefan Portmann in the first two places and Guerini third, 72 cents apart, taking advantage of the disqualification also of the Austrian Hannes Angerer, at the top halfway through the race. For Italy, six top 15 athletes (Frau instead came out in the 1st round); in addition to Guerini, we find Filippo Zamboni, Nicolò Schiavetti, Daniele Buio and Fabrizio Rottigni from 7th to 10th place, with Alberto Bleynat finishing in 14th place instead. In the women's race only four athletes finished the race, with Federica Milesi at the foot of the podium, but far from the bronze; the world title went to the “usual” Chisaki Maeda, with the Japanese in third gold in as many races held in Marbachegg, capable of preceding the compatriot Minori Tamura and the Austrian Daniela Krueckel. Sunday the grand finale with the two super-g, scheduled from 11.30.