Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, Italy with 34 medals: second gold for Arjola Trimi and Carlotta Gilli, one silver and 4 bronze medals in the day

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Arjola Trimi won the gold medal in the 100 freestyle swimming category S3 at the Tokyo Paralympics. This is the second individual gold medal of the 34-year-old from Milan (after yesterday's 50 backstroke), who today preceded the American Leanne Smith and the Russian Iuliia Shishova.

Immediately afterwards, Italy triumphed again with Carlotta Gilli, who won the gold medal in the 200 mixed swimming at the Tokyo Paralympics in the Sm13 category, setting a new world record. The gold obtained by the 20-year-old from Moncalieri (Turin) is her fifth medal at these Games.

The silver medal was won by Italy in the men's 4X100 freestyle relay at the Tokyo Paralympics, ahead of Ukraine and 1''58 behind Australia, which set a new world record. The Azzurri also went under the previous record, which belonged to Italnuoto. The silver quartet is composed of Antonio Fantin, 20 years old from San Michele al Tagliamento (Venice), Simone Ciulli, 35 years old from Florence, Simone Barlaam, 21 years old from Milan, and Stefano Raimondi, 23 years old from Verona.

It makes 32 in total for Italy, a haul to which are added the two bronze medals of the morning. The medal from archery, the first medal for Italy in the sixth day of the Paralympic Games in Tokyo, of Maria Andrea Virgilio who beat the Russian Artakhinova 142-139 in the bronze final of the compound open under the scorching sun of Yumenoshima Park. The last three arrows of the Italian player were decisive: 10,10,10 to close the accounts.

Shortly afterwards Andrea Liverani conquered the bronze medal in the mixed rifle 10 meters standing Sh2 at the Tokyo Paralympics. The 31-year-old from Milan closed his competition on the third step of the podium behind the Swedish Philip Jonsson and the Slovenian Francek Gorazd Tirsek.

Then another bronze medal for Oney Tapia in the shot put at the Paralympics. The 45-year-old Italian athlete from Cuba threw the ball at 13.60 meters, behind Iranian Mahdi Olad (14.43) and Brazilian Alessandro Rodrigo da Silva (13.89). The last in order of time is that of the Italian Sara Morganti in the individual freestyle dressage Grade I at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. In the competition held at the Equestrian Park, the rider riding Royal Delight scored 81.800% of her personal best.

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