Fukuoka World Championships: Bronze and Olympic pass for Pellacani and Bertocchi in the 3m synchro


Second Olympic pass in diving for Italia Team.

At the Fukuoka 2023 World Aquatics Championships (Japan), Chiara Pellacani and Elena Bertocchi clinched bronze in the 3-metre springboard synchro.

In addition to the medal, the Italian women (photo Giorgio Scala/DBM) also secured for Italy the Olympic quota berth for the three best-placed pairs.

The women also delivered a great showing at the Prefectural Pool, to take sixth spot at the end of the preliminary phase. In the final, Pellacani and Bertocchi wrapped up the five rounds with a total of 285.99 points. The final round, in which the Italian duo managed to oust the Americans from the podium, proved decisive. Gold and silver went to China (341.94) and Great Britain (296.58) respectively.

Chiara Pellacani, who at the recent European Games in Cracow (Poland) had already guaranteed Italy a national place for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris by winning the 3-metre springboard, will once again play a prominent part.