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On the way to the first Italian World Cup victory: Amedeo Bagnis

A World Cup victory for the history books

The World Cup in St. Moritz (Switzerland) ended with a skeleton victory for the sports history books.

Amedeo Bagnis was the first athlete from Italy to win a World Cup race in the men's skeleton. To date, Italy has only won skeleton gold at the World Championships or the Olympics once: in 1948, Nino Bibbia became Olympic champion on the neighboring Cresta Run, and the Winter Games were also held in St. Moritz at that time.

On the Olympic Bobrun St. Moritz Celerina, World Cup runner-up Amedeo Bagnis won the fourth World Cup of the winter with a lead of 0,52 seconds over Olympic champion Christopher Grotheer from Germany. Seunggi Jung from South Korea, who came third in the World Championships, took third place (0,89 seconds behind).

Amedeo Bagnis (center) is all smiles after his victory. © Viesturs Lacis

World champion Matt Weston from Great Britain narrowly missed the podium at the World Cup and came fourth ahead of push world champion Yin Zheng from China. Mattia Gaspari completed the excellent result of the Italian team in St. Moritz in sixth place with his best World Cup result to date.

Schlagwörter: Winter sports Skeleton Italy

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