Ancona 2018: Giuseppe Campoccio wins triple gold30.10.2018
Italian athletes stand out at first dedicated throws competition
Paralympic champion Assunta Legnante and European title-holder Giuseppe Campoccio led the Italian delegation that shone on home field by taking 11 golds at the Ancona 2018 Winter Challenge, between 27 and 28 October.
At World Para Athletics’ first dedicated throws competition, Legnante won the women’s shot put F11-37-38-41. Campoccio added three golds for the hosts in the men’s discus throw F32-33-52, javelin throw 33-34 and shot put kg 3.000 F33.
Antonino Puglisi (shot put F32-34), Antonio Acciarino (shot put F36-37-44-63), Simone Giovarruscio (discus throw F12-13-36-37-41-44-63) and Mersed Becirovic (discus throw F55-56-57) were Italy’s other four male winners.
Canada also enjoyed two successful days as they won four golds through Alister McQueen (men’s javelin throw F13-37-63-64), Renee Danielle Foessel (women’s discus throw F11-37-38-41), Sarah Mickey (women’s discus throw F54-55) and Greg Stewart (men’s shot put F12-20-40-41-46).