Arianna Fontana awarded as best female athlete of PyeongChang 2018
- Published: 28 November 2018
Arianna Fontana achieves increasingly legendary status in Olympic circles. The Italian Olympian was awarded as best female athlete of the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Games. The endowment arrived during the XXIII General Assembly of the Association of National Olympic Committees, held in Tokyo. The ANOC recalled the short track champion’s great success, highlighting her merits and emphasising the fantastic support provided by the Italian National Olympic Committee.
Arianna arrived in PyeongChang as a standard-bearer and ended up as an Olympic legend. She made history: thanks to 3 podiums won in South Korea, she reached a total of 8 medals earned in the last 4 editions of the Olympics. Now she is not only the youngest Italian athlete ever to have climbed Mt. Olympus thanks to her bronze in the relay at the 2006 Turin games, but these most recent three “gems” have consecrated her second-place position among the most decorated Italian athletes in the winter Olympics and fifth place all-time, also taking the summer editions into consideration.