The Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli sailing team awarded Gold Medal

The Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli sailing team awarded Gold Medal

The Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli sailing team awarded Gold Medal


08/06/2023 - 19:16

Today a ceremony was held at the team’s base to present the "Gold Medals for Athletic Valour" for the year 2020-21 to the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli sailors who took part in the 36th America's Cup - Presented by PRADA - in Auckland, New Zealand.

On that occasion, after winning the Challenger Selection Series (PRADA Cup), eliminating the other competitors (INEOS Team UK and American Magic), Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli met the Defender Emirates Team New Zealand in the Cup Final Match (best of 10 races), bringing home three victories, the best result ever for an Italian team.

Receiving the medals awarded by the Italian National Olympic Committee,upon direct recommendation of the FIV (Italian Sailing Federation) «to the Italian athletes who have achieved "absolute" sporting results, titles or records in world and European, national and international level and who have distinguished themselves in the Olympic Games» were: Max Sirena (Skipper and Team Director), Romano Battisti, Nicholas Brezzi, Davide Cannata, Michele Cannoni, Shannon Falcone, Emanuele Liuzzi, Umberto Molineris, Gilberto Nobili, Jacopo Plazzi, Andrea Tesei, Enrico Voltolini. *

In addition to the above-mentioned sailors, the awards were presented to Matteo Celon, Pierluigi De Felice, Francesco Mongelli, Pietro Sibello and Vasco Vascottowho were part of the sailing team in the 2020 /2021 edition. The latter groupparticipated to the ceremony in remote connection.

The medals were presented by CONI President Giovanni Malagò and FIV President Francesco Ettorre. Attending the event were also Patrizio Bertelli, President of Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli team, Marco Tronchetti Provera, Executive Vice President and CEO of Pirelliand Agostino Randazzo, President of the Circolo della Vela Sicilia, Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli's challenging yacht club.

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