Maria Centracchio bronze in the 63 kg: the Italy team up to 10 medals


Maria Centracchio brings the Italian Team into double figures: the judoka's signature on the tenth Italian medal at the Tokyo Games. The Italian won the bronze medal in the -63 kg, winning the challenge for the podium against the Dutch Juul Franssen at the golden score.

Centracchio had started her journey by beating Nomenjanahary (Madagascar) in ippon, before beating - again in ippon - Hungary's Ozabas and Poland's Agata Ozdoba-Blach in the golden score. Her meteoric rise was interrupted only by Slovenian Olympian Tina Trstenjak in the semifinals (defeated by ippon).