2010-02-20SILVER MEDAL JUVENTINO
I told you that I would be passionately following the Vancouver competitions of our National team (and not only). After the first week of Winter Olympic Games they have already given us some satisfactions, and I hope that the second week will be even better. There's a wonderful contrast between our first medals, the one of Alessandro Pittin (20 years old and already at his second Olympic Games, and bronze medal) and the other one of Armin Zoeggeler, Olympic Games veteran, who has managed to conquer the luge podium for four Olympic Games in a row. This impressive result proves the fact that he isn't just an extraordinary athlete but that he has also managed to keep up his professional level in all this time. And he has no intentions to give up.
Also the medal of Arianna Fontana is not to be left out, she isn't yet twenty and can already boast two Olympic bronze medals, in relay in 2006 and individually in 2010 in such a spectacular sport as short track.
Apart from that I wanted to say some words about Pietro Piller Cottrer, great National team sportsman and great
Juventus fan! I met him before the Olympic Games in Turin in 2006, he came to see us in Pinzolo in retreat, then, later he came also to Vinovo and I tried his medals on. Well, real Juventus supporter that conquered extraordinary silver medal in Vancouver in the 15 km cross country skiing free style. At 35 ( just think
), eight years after he won his first medal in Salt Lake City. I'll be waiting for him again in Vinovo, because I want to try on also the Vancouver medal, even more,let's hope there'll be me more than just one to try on.
My best compliments to all! Go Italy, go! And
go Plushenko, go! He wanted (and he was worth) a gold medal, but he took silver and it surely doesn't reduce the enormous value of Zar!
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