A great performance by France, Israel, and Italy at the Techno 293 European Championship in Torbole (Italy), which finished on Saturday 26 April after a week of racing on Lake Garda.
Giorgia Speciale from Ancona (Stamura) confirms to be the best in her Division, and adds to the World Title won in Poland in 2013 another European title, her second one. But that is not all: thanks to the results in the Under 17 Division by two athletes from Siciliy, Giulia Alagna (eighth in the Under 17 female) and Ruggero Lo Mauro (eighth in the Under 17 male), Italy qualifies for the Summer Youth Olympic games, the youth Olympics to be held in Nanjing (China) in August, from the 16th to the 28th.
Other nations have qualified for Nanjing thanks to the results achieved in Torbole: Russia, Netherlands and Greece in the men's divisions, and Israel, Spain, and Netherlands in female's Division. The European titles in Under 17 went to the French Tom Monnet and the Israeli Noy Drihan. The champions in Under 15 are the Italian Giorgia Speciale and the French Tom Arnoux, while in the Techno Plus won the French Julien Bouyer.
UNDER 17 MEN - Podium completely French for the Under-17 men's class, where Tom Monnet confirms the first place he held for the whole week, followed by compatriots Alec Herledan and Titouan Le Bosq. Fourth place, due to an error in the first race today that relegated him in 32nd position, for the young Russian athlete Maxim Tokarev, one of the surprise of the season.
UNDER 17 WOMEN - The same podium of the 2013 edition, but in reverse order. It has the taste of revenge as in the final result of the Under 17 women the new European champion is the Israeli Noy Drihan (Eilat SC) with a great consistency of results (8 out of 12 races finished at the first place, two seconds and two fourths). She outdistanced teammate Shoval Ravitzky, who confirms the second place she got last year. Third position for the winner of the 2013 edition of the European Championship, the Russian from St. Petersburg Mariam Sekhposyan, which benefited from the injury of the French Lucie Pianazza, who retired from the competition on the penultimate day when she was third.
UNDER 15 MEN - The podium of the men's Under 15 class goes to France, Greece and Great Britain: the victory, by a wide margin over the 11 races, went to Tom Arnoux, followed, for the purposes of the European Championship, by the Greek Leonidas Tsortanidis and the English Joshua Carey. On the overall, there is the second place of the American Geronimo Nores, which however does not compete for the continental title.
UNDER 15 WOMEN - Giorgia Speciale (Ancona - Stamura) won today the European Championship in Torbole in the Techno 293 Division Under 15 women. The young athlete from Marche masterfully led the Championship with nine first places out of 11 races, and discarding a second and a fourth place. A well deserved title, with an 8 points lead on the Greek Natalia Arapoglou; third place went to Polish Lidia Sulikowska, who precedes the Italian Alessandra Papitto (Lega Navale Ostia), fourth.
TECHNO PLUS - Podium consolidated for the Plus Division whose races, experimentally, were followed yesterday and today with an online tracking system. The victory goes to Frenchman Julien Bouyer, followed by compatriot Olivier Tuhault, the third step of the podium is Italian, with Tommaso Tensi (Lega Navale Ostia).
RESULTS: U17 boys - U17 girls - U15 boys - U15 girls - Plus -
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