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Benini Floriani in the ILCA 6 and Germani-Bertuzzi in the 49er:FX: the first two crews for the Games now official


The names of the first two sailing crews that will be part of the Italia Team at the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics are official.

In the ILCA 6 class will be Chiara Benini Floriani (photo FIV), who came third last July in the Olympics Test Event held in the waters of Marseille.

In the 49er:FX class, on the other hand, is the tandem formed by Jana Germani and Giorgia Bertuzzi, who in the last edition of the European Championships in Vilamoura (Portugal) distinguished themselves by taking the silver medal.

“Participating in an Olympic Games has been my dream since I was a child, and to have this opportunity at 22 years old makes me really proud. To date, however, the goal of participating has turned into competing for the top positions in the rankings,” said Benini Floriani.

“To be at the Games has been my dream since I was a child in the Optimist class,” said Germani. To think that after so many years the dream is coming true is something indescribable. From now on there will be maximum dedication to make every single moment of training, sacrifice and commitment count.”

Teammate Bertuzzi echoed her: “It has been four long years full of emotions and defeats, but we can finally express our joy for this goal. When I was asked as a child what my dream was, I answered: ‘To participate in the Olympic Games.’ Now I have grown up and my goal is no longer to participate but to return from Paris with a medal.”

“The mosaic of the Olympic team is beginning to come together. I would like to congratulate these three athletes for their commitment, continuity, and the growth with which they have come to earn the blue jersey and enter the elite of world sport,” was the comment of technical director Michele Marchesini.

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