Bolognese Olympic heroines


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Success in Rio

Bolognese athletes Aleksandra Cotti and Sara Sgarzi did the city proud by competing at Rio in water polo and synchronized swimming.

Aleksandra Cotti_21.8.16It was Cotti, 28, though that stole the limelight by winning a silver medal with her team mates against the USA. Over joyed at the whole event, she said of the win: “This medal is for San Giovanni (her home town). And thanks to everyone who supported us. It helped us a lot.”

In the synchronized swimming, Sgarzi, 30, from Casalecchio made history by becoming the first Bolognese athlete in her chosen sport to reach such a high level. Overall, the team came fifth. “It was the crowning moment of my dream,” she commented after the game. She added some what optimistically, “With a little luck, may be we’ll get there some day.”

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