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Olympic ranking verdict in, Alessio and Dell'Aquila fly to the Games: 100 Azzurri qualified for Paris


The Italian team reaches triple figures: just over 200 days before the Opening Ceremony, 100 Italian athletes have qualified for Paris 2024.

This (provisional) tally was made possible by the two national places officially secured today in taekwondo (Photo FITA).

At the close of the Olympic qualification ranking Simone Alessio is clearly ahead in the -80 kg category: 500.24 points for the two-time world champion (2019 and 2023), who will take part in the second Olympic event of his career in France. The news had been certain for some time, and now it has been officially confirmed.

Vito Dell'Aquila, who made headlines in Tokyo 2020 by securing the gold medal in the -58 kg category, is set for his second Olympic appearance. Ranked fourth in the same category (372.04 points), he has earned his spot in Paris. Decisive for the Italian's placing was the victory at the Grand Prix Final in December in Manchester.

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