Paralympics: Italy bags 9 medals, equals Seoul haul of 58

Sep 02, 2021 224

Italy on Thursday bagged nine more Paralympic medals taking its haul up to a new record 58, 18 more than it got at Rio 2016 and equal to the record set at Seoul in 1988. The Azzurri got 80 at Rome in 1960 but that is not part of the official records. The Azzurri won the men's handbike team relay to kick off another great day. Then, Antonio Fantin won the silver in the 400 freestyle in the S6 category (physical disability).

Stefano Raimondi grabbed another silver in the 100m backstroke, S10 category (physical disability). Oney Tapia got the bronze in the discus in the F11 category (partially sighted), adding to his bronze in the shot put. And Francesco Bettella got the bronze in the 50m backstroke in the S1 category (physical disability).

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