Like Scola in basketball, Cecilia Piagioli goes to Tokyo to set a record – Tellam

Like Scola in basketball, Cecilia Piagioli goes to Tokyo to set a record – Tellam

The winner of 39 medals at the continental level in swimming managed to climb to the top of the podium at the 2011 Pan American Games Guadalajara.

The 36-year-old will be heading to the Japanese capital for her fifth Olympic event, an event that also motivates the captain of the men’s basketball team, Luis Scola.

Without the spotlight or media ramifications that the former NBA player can achieve, the largest of the Piagioli family has one more reason to celebrate: her sister Romina will step into the Olympics. But in the women’s triathlon.

Cecilia secured her place in this international event last June, when she was ranked seventh in the women’s pre-Olympic open water division advanced in Setbal, Portugal.

Previously, Biagioli participated in Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and London 2012. But only in the capital of the United Kingdom, cordovan dared to swim 10 kilometers in open water. It was located on the seventeenth, with a record of two hours. 02 m. 22 seconds.

The winner of 39 continental medals in swimming managed to climb to the top of the podium at the 2011 Pan American Games Guadalajara. She also took home a silver medal in the open water in Lima 2019.

At the beginning of 2018, Cecilia starred in another unprecedented event: she became the first woman to win the traditional open water marathon, Santa Fe Coronda, after Guillermo Bertola (the winner of that competition) was penalized last October for “biological doping,” according to International Swimming Federation (FINA)

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Cordovan continues to train, under the supervision of her brother Claudio, in San Salvador de Jujuy in the final phase of her preparations for the Olympic Games.

“Jujuy was the first option we evaluated considering health conditions and that there are few possibilities to train outside the country,” Biagioli told Tlam.

The swimmer will continue in Jogja County until Saturday 24, then move to Mexico, and from there, to Tokyo, where the method’s medal test will take place on Wednesday, August 4th.

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