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Frank Chamizo has won bronze in Rio 2016 in wrestling, in the 65 kg category beating the American, Molinaro (3-1) for a place on the podium. The World and European champion's dreams of gold (photo Mezzelani/GMT) were shattered in the semi-finals (1-3) against the Azerbaijani Asgarov, after winning his first fight... readmore
WATERPOLO
Italy's men's water polo team overcomes Montenegro 12-10 and wins bronze in Rio 2016. The men's water polo team, thanks to a battling performance, get on the podium giving Italy its 27th medal of the 31st edition of the Summer Olympics (taking into the account the guaranteed medal for the volley ball team in tomorrow's... readmore
Daniele Lupo will be the flag bearer for the Italian team at the Rio Games closing ceremony 2016. The Italian athlete, partnering Paolo, won a historic silver medal in yesterday's final against the Brazilians Alison Cerutti and Bruno Schmidt. It represents Italy's first Olympic medal in beach volleyball since it became an... readmore
WATER POLO
Italy's women's water polo team claims silver. The water polo team coached by Fabio Conti, at the end of a fine tournament, eventually surrenders to the United States (12-5) in the Rio 2016 Olympic final. After the Americans made a flying start in the first quarter (4-1), the Italians proudly came back (1-2), before bowing... readmore
BEACH VOLLEY
Last night Rio gave the Italian beach volleyball, a historic medal, the first Olympic won by the Italian team since 20 years ago, when this discipline was introduced to the games (Atlanta 1996). Paolo Nicolai and Daniele Lupo were the stars of this beautiful page of the Italian sport history who were able to win the silver... readmore
TRACK CYCLING
Elia Viviani falls but goes on to claim gold in the omnium at Rio 2016. The Italian cyclist finished on 207 points, at the end of the six events, ahead of Britain's Cavendish (194) and the Dane Hansen (192), Olympic champion from London 2012.The Italian athlete, who at the end of the first three races held yesterday was in... readmore
MARATHON SWIMMING
Amazing Rachele Bruni, in the waters of Fort Copacabana, touches home in third place in the final of the 10 km open water swimming event. The Italian athlete stops the clock at 1h56:49.5 behind Dutchwoman Van Rouwendal 1h56:32.1 and France’s Muller (1:56:48.7). Bruni appears to claim the bronze medal, but the jury... readmore
Rio 2016 just like London 2012, as long as there is Niccolò Campriani in the shooting range. Sure enough the Italian athlete has repeated the gold won four years ago in the 50 m rifle 3 positions men by beating Russia's Kamenskiy 458.8 (an Olympic record for the final) to 458.5 in a thrilling final. The man from... readmore
FENCING
Italian fencing waves goodbye to Rio 2016 with silver for the men's épée team. Bringing home the medals are the four Italian musketeers - Marco Fichera, Enrico Garozzo, Paolo Pizzo and Andrea Santarelli - who only fold to France 45-30.This is the fourth fencing medal won by Italy in Brazil, after Daniele... readmore
DIVING
One of a kind. Tania Cagnotto has managed to win an Olympic medal in the 3 metre springboard diving event on her fifth attempt. She matches her father Giorgio's bronze from Moscow 1980. Thirty-six years later, Italy is back on the podium in this event with another Cagnotto just behind China's Shi (406.05) and He (387.90),... readmore

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