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Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Italy Goes 1-2 In 5 km Team Pursuit
As expected, the Italian teams dominated yesterday's 5 km team pursuit 5 km event at the 1st Mediterranean Beach Games in Pescara, Italy.
The gold medal went to the Italian team of Dario Verani, Andrea Bianchi and Arianna Bridi who won comfortably over their teammates of Andrea Manzi, Giulia Gabrielleschi and Barbara Pozzobon.
With their team pursuit victory, both Verani and Bridi finish the inaugural competition with two gold medals while Manzi and Gabrielleschi finish with two silvers.
The Croatian team of Karla Šitić, Matija Luka, and Ivan Rafaj Šitić finished third.
5 km Team Pursuit Results:
Gold: Italy Team 2 56:50.2 (Dario Verani, Andrea Bianchi, Arianna Bridi)
Silver: Italy Team 1 58:06.5 (Andrea Manzi, Barbara Pozzobon, Giulia Gabrielleschi)
Bronze: Croatia 58:43.3 (Karla Šitić, Matija Luka, Ivan Šitić)
4 Greece Team 2 1:00:20.6 (Georgios Arniakos, Christos Charatasos, Filio Raftopoulou)
5 Slovenia 1:00:36.2 (Spela Perse, Jan Toman, Zan Pogacar)
6 Turkey 1:01:05.0 (Furkan Kaan Abatay, Berkhan Sakal, Nilay Erkal)
7 Greece Team 1 1:02:18.7 (Nikolas Petrou, Paraskevi Kritikou, Olga Egkorova)
8 Cyprus 1:03:03.2 (Irene Kyza, Georgios Koutsou, Nicolas Ioannides)
9 Tunisia 1:04:04.8 (Heithem Abdelkalek, Badr Chabchoub, Asma Ben Boukhatem)
10 Algeria 1:08:50.3 (Ramzi Chouchar, Imene Maldji, Mohamed Anisse Djaballah)
11 Morocco 1:17:43.0 (Said Saber, Ismail Lahrici, Fatima Ezzhara Moufakkir)
The 11-sport Games also includes fin swimming, aquathlon, and a solo 5 km race. The men's 5 km solo results are here. The women's 5 km solo results are here.
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