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Full house for Italy at the pre-Olympic in Busto Arsizio: Lenzi, Charaabi, Carini and Mesiano claim their tickets for Paris


Italy pulls off a stunning final day of the World Olympic qualifying tournament.

In the first session of bouts in the rings of the E-Work Arena in Busto Arsizio, Diego Lenzi (+92 kg/photo FPI), Sirine Charaabi (54 kg) and Angela Carini (66 kg) won out in their respective quarter-final engagements, obtaining one of the individual passes for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris reserved for the four best athletes in their weight categories.

It was absolute domination for the Bolognese, who won by a unanimous verdict (5-0) over Bahrain's Danis Latypov. The girl from Caserta also turned in an excellent performance, prevailing by non-unanimous verdict (4-1) over the tough Korean Aeji IM. No problems, finally, for the Neapolitan, who stopped the Cape Verdean Ivanusa Moreira with a unanimous verdict (5-0).

Then, in the evening, Alessia Mesiano (60 kg) completed the Italian celebration. 48 hours after her defeat in the semifinals by split decision (3-2) against Donjeta Sadiku from Kosovo, she was able to make up for it in the decisive play-off match. Here, in fact, she overcame Slovakia's Miroslava Jedinakova with a unanimous verdict (5-0), securing the last Olympic pass at stake in her category.

The Italia Team, waiting for the last world qualifying tournament, can count on eight five-round quotas in boxing after the other four obtained last June at the European Games in Krakow (Poland) by Salvatore Cavallaro (80 kg), Aziz Abbes Mouhiidine (92 kg), Giordana Sorrentino (50 kg) and Irma Testa (57 kg).

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