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Italy scoops initial Paralympic bullion medal

His award is also Italy’s 500th during a Paralympic games.

After winning china in a 400m freestyle (S9), Morlacchi scooped bullion in a 200m particular miscellany (SM9) on Sunday, his time of 2:16:72 permitting him to kick Hungarian Tamas Sors and Australian Timothy Disken.

“This is a tip of a world,” Morlacchi said, according to Gazzetta dello Sport. “I had fun. we haven’t unequivocally satisfied what we have finished yet.”

He distinguished by punching a H2O and floating a lick to his supporters in a stands, though pronounced that he never cries during a win. “My pursuit is to make others emotional.”

The boss of Italy’s Paralympics Committee, Luca Pancalli, said: “I’m indescribably happy. Federico deserves everything, he’s a unusual guy. This award was a masterpiece.”

It was a fifth Paralympic award of his career for 22-year-old Morlacchi, who is from a Varese segment and went home from a 2012 games in London with 3 bronze medals.

The S9 difficulty is for athletes with “severe debility in one leg” and Morlacchi has hypoplasia (incomplete hankie development) in his left leg. He primarily took adult swimming for reconstruction as a immature child.

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