Olympic boxing team presented in Rome

THE Italian boxingat the Olympic Games in Paris 2024is ready to play an absolute leading role.

This is evidenced by the phrase that the Italian athletes qualified for the next Olympic Games have chosen as their slogan: “We are the Italian boxing team, we are the heart… we will certainly put all our heart into it and we hope that it will become gold”!

The CONI Hall of Honor in Rome hosted the Blue Team Presentation ready to fly to Paris.

It is eight athletes: the figure of five women qualified for the Olympic Games represents a historic record for Italy. Giordana Sorrentino (50 kg), Sirine Charaabi (54 kg), Irma Testa (57 kg), Alessia Mesiano (60 kg), Angela Carini (66 kg) and three men Aziz Abbes Mouhiidine (92 kg), Diego Lenzi (+92 kg), Salvatore Cavallaro (80 kg).

All present at the event, among them the president of Coni Giovanni Malagò, the deputy vice-president of Coni Silvia Salis, the president of the Italian Boxing Federation Flavio D'Ambrosi, the head of the government's sports department Flavio Siniscalchi and the councilor for major events, sport, tourism and fashion of the Roman capital Alessandro Onorato.

Giovanni Malagò livened up the atmosphere by emphasizing that boxing is “one of the excellences of our country, the strongest team of all time, with more qualified women than men”. A new boost for the whole environment, already ready for the big event.

“The goal is always to bring home a medal. I'm going there as world champion and it would be nice to reconfirm my position on the podium,” she admitted. Irma Head, bronze at Tokyo 2020 and now ready to also win the most precious medal at the Olympic Games. “But it will not be easy, even if compared to other times I feel less the weight of expectations,” he adds.Butterfly” during the team presentation.

He is also of the same opinion. Aziz Abbès Mouhiidine, heavyweight who admits that the goal is “to fill a promise made to a person who no longer exists (the fatherdied in 2017 ed.), which is Olympic gold.

I don't hide, I aim for the maximum. Italy is going there to win medals, we will show what the Italians are made of. And if I feel the weight of responsibility because everyone thinks I am the favorite? That inspires me a lot, Every day I train for this dreammine and that of the Italians. The weight is there, but I work hard. After the Olympics, I will turn to professionalism, the real one,” he emphasizes.

Alongside Testa and Mouhiidine there will be Salvatore Cavallaro (80 kg), Diego Lenzi (+92 kg), Giordana Sorrentino (50 kg), Sirine Charaabi (54 kg), silver at the World Championships, Alessia Mesiano (60 kg) and Angela Carini (66 kg), who after the Olympics will also return to clay shooting, in which she was Italian youth champion.

Otto Athletes who could play the title holder's own chance, as underlined Diego Lenzi, second to Italy's great squad, we all have the Olympic gold. Promised that the ring would give me all the strength, we will not see the beautiful in Paris”. French boxing will therefore be a new challenge for Italian boxing, ready once again to demonstrate its greatness.

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