Gilli wins gold in the pool for Italy at the Paralympics

Italy’s Paralympic medal-winning ways continue

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Italy continues to win medals at the Tokyo Paralympics. The tally is currently 34 medals, 10 of which are gold.

Italy won two more swimming golds on Monday. Along with other medal wins, it increased the medal haul at the Tokyo Paralympics to 34 with 10 golds, 11 silvers and 13 bronzes. Italy is now in eighth place behind Brazil and Australia who both have 11 golds.

Golds in the pool

Arjola Trimi won the S3 (physical disability) 100m freestyle gold, the second gold won by the 34-year-old from Milan after Sunday’s in the 50m backstroke.

Carlotta Gilli won the SM13 (partially sighted) 200m individual medley, setting a new world record. That was her fifth medal of the Games.

Italy claimed silver in the men’s 4X100m freestyle, beating the previous world record winners Australia.

Archery, shooting and fencing medals

Also on Monday, were two bronze medals, with Maria Andrea Virgilio in the compound open archery event and Andrea Liverani in the 20m standing SH2 mixed shooting.

On Sunday Italy won three golds and fencing star Bebe Vio helped the women’s foil team to silver after winning gold in the individual event Saturday. Vio revealed she nearly died of septicemia earlier this year.

 45-year-old former Cuban shot putter Oney Tapia won the bronze in the men’s shot putt. Another 45-year-old, dressage rider Sara Morganti, won the bronze in the individual freestyle grade 1 event aboard Royal Delight.

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