Still a good result for the wheelchair tennis in the club “In Tennis” in via Sinigaglia where, on Sunday, the second edition of Pandino Visconteo Rotary Club Wheelchair Tournament, of the national circuit of the discipline. Several participants also from outside the region: they challenged each other in two days of competitions. These are the results: in the second individual key, victory for Giovanni Zeni against Dario Benazzi. In the double, gold for the couple Zeni-Luca Meini. In the other group, victory for Matteo Sbordi over Constantin Mircea and in the double, for the couple Matteo Sbordi-Giampietro Riseri.
Club organizers are satisfied to tennisalso for the participation of the Cremona athletes, trained by Professor maura cavagnain particular for the possible participation of Giampietro Riseri in the next Italian Championship: “This is the second tournament that we organize in the city, but it is also the continuation of our activity, like Circolo and Asd, aimed at giving a free space to promote this discipline” Said the president Fabian Gerevini. Thanking the Company for its support Baldesio Rowing Club of Cremona, which since 2009 has housed a Wheelchair Tennis School. Among the winners, Giovanni Zeni, last year on the sidelines and this year among the protagonists of the tournament, the one who is the captain of Baldesio and number 5 in the Italian ranking of the category. He confirmed the goal of the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games.
For the Rotary Club Pandino Visconteo present mariana patrini (as president she was the first to believe in this event), Michela BettinelliGerevini himself and paolo spadari. “Before Covid we had promoted exhibitions of wheelchair tennis competitions in the area, but now, thanks to the availability of the Al Tennis club, we want to continue organizing this tournament – said President Bettinelli -. Activities in which we have also concentrated our Christmas service, to support the participation of athletes from Cremona in tournaments that will take place outside the region”.
memory and example
At the end of the award ceremony, he was remembered Dario Benazzilast year among the participants, an athlete who died last February due to illness while training in Baldesio.
The managing director of Sport intervened for the administration, Walter Della Frerathat recalled the space reserved for the disabled on the occasion of Cream European City of Sport in 2016, but also the commitment to the project Disability, which brings together sports associations and clubs dealing with sports for people with disabilities. “To talk about sports for the disabled is an understatement, we are talking about athletes in the strict sense of the word, with their abilities, their technique and their moral strength,” said Della Frera. With thanks to the club and underlining the value of events such as the one held in Crema. “A life lesson for all of us.”