Trentino has won the first edition of the Trofeo CONI Winter 2022. The Committee, directed by Paola Mora, takes advantage of the “field factor” to inscribe its name into the roll of honour of the winter edition of Italy’s most important multi-sport Under 14 event, hosted in Trentino itself.
The youngsters of the home committee got the better of Piedmont, beating them only by the number of podium disciplines (11 against 9) after having collected 30 points apiece. Lombardy claimed third spot with 28 points (full ranking here). Announcing the final table at the closing ceremony held in Pinzolo’s Piazza Carera, was Cecilia d'Angelo, CONI’s Head of Territory and Promotion.
“It was a great first edition of the Trofeo CONI Winter” acknowledged CONI Vice-President Claudia Giordani. “Thanks to you girls and boys who were the protagonists of this splendid experience. This is one of CONI’s most important projects because it gives value to the presence of the Committee throughout Italy. It is a truly winning formula. My wish is that you will be able to treasure this experience and also be able to view our Olympics with a greater sense of respect and desire for the five Olympic rings and the tricolour. Thanks to Trentino and all its authorities, to Cecilia D'Angelo and Paola Mora, and thanks to all the Committee presidents”.
“Have a good trip home. I wish to thank all the sports associations, the presidents of the FISG and FISI, the autonomous province of Trento and all the volunteers. Happy Trofeo CONI and Happy Christmas holidays” said Paola Mora during the closing ceremony to the youngsters who were about to return home.
The Trophy saw 800 athletes competing, representing 17 regional delegations, who competed against each other in the various disciplines held in eight locations across Trentino.
“On Friday we had a great opening ceremony” outlined the Province of Trento’s sports councillor Roberto Failoni. “We were all tense at an event that we were participating in for the first time. And with great pride we can say 'mission accomplished'. Thanks to everyone. Thank you boys and girls. We hope you had a great time. Thank you also to CONI who believed in us and gave us this opportunity. I truly think we did not disappoint”.
“Mission accomplished indeed” said the Mayor of Pinzolo, Michele Cereghini. “Three days full of thrills and satisfaction. I would like to thank Paola Mora, and CONI and Vice-President Claudia Giordani. Sport is a combination of many things, I’d like to thank all the committees, the boys and girls and their families. At this event, sport came out the winner”.
At the end of the Ceremony there was the handover to Piedmont, with the CONI flag and the torch passing from the hands of the president of CONI Trento, Paola Mora, to that of CONI Piedmont president, Stefano Mossino. The 2023 challenge is underway.