Renato Paratore, the first Olympian of Golf. Carminucci (Judo) Silver for the Mixed Team
- Published: 26 August 2014
Il Golf made his debut in the Olympic youth program, two years ahead of the Games in Rio de Janeiro, and winning is an Italian destined, therefore, to make history in this discipline. Renato Paratore from Rome was awarded this morning, the individual gold medal in the trial of 54 holes (Stroke play) with a total score of 205, from -11 to par. After starting with the handbrake on in the 18th hole of the first round (72) and yesterday's victory in the second round with 67 points, the 17 year old from Club Parco in Rome falls by a point (66) in the final challenge and wins the top spot of the Nanjing Zhongshan International Golf Club. Silver for the Swede Marcus Kinhult (207 to -9), bronze for the Thai Danthai Boonma (210 to -6). In the women's competition Virginia Elena Carta has to unfortunately settle for 4th place, tied with Germany's Olivia Cowan at a height of 214 (-2). After dominating the first round on Tuesday with 69 points to -3 from the par the 17 year old from Milan, born on Christmas Eve in 2006, lost in the second 18 holes, finishing at the bottom of the rankings with 75 points. The formula of three rounds, with respect to the canonical on four, leaves less room for recovery, and so it did not help the star of the Udine Golf Club the 70 points today and the 5th place to -2 from par. There will be time and opportunity to make up for the race in Mixed teams where Virginia Elena will have the benefit of playing alongside the new youth Olympic champion, Renato Paratore. Very satisfied naturally the Technical Director Gianluca Crespi who, superstition aside, has always been very sure of his youth team. The gold in Golf is the sixth Azzurri addition. In the evening then the bronze medal also arrives in the Intercontinental mixed team judo competition, won by the Azzurra Chiara Carminucci - 63 Kg category. - with the Xian team. Italy's total haul at the Youth Olympic Games thus rises to 15 medals.