The Paralympic Games of the Triathlon Azzurri have begun. With the departure for Tokyo from Fiumicino, the standard-bearers of the Paratriathlon national team officially started the Paralympic adventure.
After the long rally in Livigno, the Italian delegation reached the Roman airport by train from Verona before boarding the flight to Japan bound for Haneda airport.
“The adventure of our National Paratriathlon team leaving for the Tokyo Paralympics officially begins today – says Riccardo Giubilei, president of the Italian Triathlon Federation – We have a close-knit team supported by an outstanding technical staff ready to take the Tricolor to the most prestigious finish line. It is an honor for FITRI to be part of the largest Paralympic delegation ever made up of 115 athletes: we are ready to contribute to the Italian national team. Have a good trip, Azzurri; we are all with you”.
The Italian delegation includes the athletes Giovanni Achenza (Fiamme Azzurre), Pier Alberto Buccoliero (Florence Triathlon), Rita Cuccuru (Woman Triathlon Italy), Veronica Yoko Plebani (707), Anna Barbaro (Fiamme Azzurre) and Charlotte Bonin (Fiamme Azzurre) , guide by Anna Barbaro.
In support of the Azzurri there will be the federal staff composed of Mattia Cambi (Paratriathlon Technical Director), Luca Zenti (Technician), Antonio Serratore (Technician), Diego De Francesco (Technician) and Umberto Mariano (Massager).
The Paratriathlon competitions of the Paralympic Games are scheduled for Saturday 28 August (PTS2 Women, PTS4 Men, PTVI) and Sunday 29 August (PTWC, PTS5).
This is an article from Fitri (https://www.fitri.it/it/news/fitri/1112-primo-piano/17903-giochi-paralimpici-tokyo-2020-azzurri-partenza.html).