After shining in the Italian and European championships, the young divers from Bergamo Stefano Bellotti and Francesco Casalini They also participated in the Junior Diving World Championships in Montreal, Canada: the former won gold in the synchro, while the latter finished 8th in the platform final.
Casalini reached the last game of the Youth World Championships from the podium, the only Italian to do so. After a balanced start, Casalini was betrayed by an error in the fourth dive, which saw him lose points and ground compared to the leading group, scoring only 38.40.
However, in the end, the 18-year-old Orobic finished three points behind in fifth place. Canadian Cullen, Brazilian Silva and Englishman Lee on stage. Nevertheless, Casalini ends a year full of victories: the Bergamo diving athlete won gold medals at the Italian summer championships in Bolzano last July, and in the same month he won the jump event at the European championships in Otopeni, Romania. platform.
A historic gold in synchronization from the trampoline instead of Belotti, paired with Matteo Santoro: after finishing the first two rounds in the lead, in the third and fourth rounds they lost something by being overtaken by Croatia’s Ledinski and Nevskanin, only then to win. Thanks to the medal on the fifth dive, ahead of the competitors.
Stefano, 18, from Villa d’Alme, repeated the gold he won at the European Championships. A great goal for Bergamo Diving to be able to bring two of its products to the Youth World Finals.