03/03/2021   Grottaglie (ITA): on Sunday the Italian 20km Men and Women Championship




On Sunday 7 March in Grottaglie (ITA) the absolute national championships of the 20km men and women will take place with other side competitions valid for the 2021 Clubs Championship.
Are scheduled:
- 9:15: 15km U20 men
- 9:30: 20km men and women
- 11:45: 10km U18 boys
- 12:00: 10km U20 women and U18 girls
And finally two U16 events (13:15: 6km males and 13:55: 4km females) valid as the first round of the U16 National Trophy.
The 20km will be certified by an international jury to allow the validity of the results as a minimum participation for the Olympic Games.
20km men
The main athletes competing are: Matteo Giupponi, Federico Tontodonati, Giorgio Rubino, Francesco Fortunato, Davide Finocchietti, Riccardo Orsoni, Michele Antonelli and Aldo Andrei
20km women
Antonella Palmisano is absent, but Eleonora Anna Giorgi will be present.
Giorgi will have as main opponents: Mariavittoria Becchetti, recent winner in Ostia, Valentina Trapletti, second in Ostia, Federica Curiazzi and Sara Buglisi.
15km U20 men
Over this unusual distance the main candidates for medals are: Filippo Antonio Capostagno, Emiliano Brigante, who returns to the races after an injury, Daniele Breda, Nicola Lomuscio and Pietro Pio Notaristefano.
10km U20 women
Alessia Titone, Vittoria Di Dato, Francesca Liviani, Anna Ferrari and Ilaria Migliardi are the ones who have the best accreditation times.
Alexandrina Mihai is also to be followed in her first experiences in the U20.