Last Friday, in the Auditorium of the University of Siena Santa Chiara Lab, the CONI Siena Merit Ceremony was celebrated as part of the Siena Sport Day 2nd edition, in collaboration with the Siena Autonomous Press Group.
Together with the President of the Tuscan Regional CONI Simone Cardullo, Paolo Ridolfi, CONI Siena Delegate, awarded the Stars for Sports Merit 2020, of which gold to Ruggero D’Argenio (Fencing), silver to Alberto Alberti (Athletics and Orienteering ), Tiziano Faraoni (Archery) and Antonio Saccone (President Mens sana Siena 1871) and the Bronze to Stefano Bianchi (Basketball), Massimo Dreassi (Shooting) and Roberto Tarquini (Motorcycling).
For the bronze medals for athletic valor were awarded Alberto Salvini (Motoring), Luca Santucci (Bocce) and Elena Vallortigara (Athletics – high jump) who was our. Guest Star saw his now stable stay in Siena for training with coach Stefano Giardi. There were also many other awards including 4 world champions Duccio Marsili, Chiara Sacco, Michelangelo Fatini and Cristina Magini. For 3rd place at the World Championship Giuseppe Bramante. European Champions Valerio Romeo, Matilde Caglianone. For the 2nd place in the European Championship Sergio Liverani, Sofia Chiumiento. For the 3rd place in the European Championship Martina Vignani, Rita De Gianni, Aurora Bacciottini, Gabriele Cannoni. For the international competitions Latena Cervone. Italian Champions Duccio Bernardi, Daniele Caroti, Marika Pallecchi, Luca Tistarelli, Virginia Lorenzini, Marcus Aldinucci, Azzurra Severini, Sebastiano Laurenti, Denzel and Zhizel Ndreka, Taranta girls. For the results Societa’ Sportiva was awarded the Mens Sana Siena 1871 section. Skating Running. For the Italian Champions Promotional Organizations Alessio Brandini, Anita Gnassi, Alessia Brandini, Patryk Stefen Najda – Giulio Di RenzoneFilippo Fantuzzi, Patrizio Melosello, Filippo Del Casino, Leonardo Carletti, Simone Marinsalta, Viola Borri, GHN La Balzana, Matteo Akseli Scalera, Diletta Dancers, Gaia Ballerini, Teresa Celati, Emma Moschini, Giulio Merendino, Lorenzo Morelli, Ferruccio Pecci, Filippo Battista, Giulia Giannini, Luigi Vignolo, Chiara Giachi, Elisa Smorti, Alessandro Alberti. For Participation In The Coni Trophy For Figest Nico Brardi And Aurelio Massini, For Fip Francesco Borghesi, For Fidal Matteo Akseli Scalera, For Golf Viola Guerrini, For Fir Adele Rossi And Benedetta Palazzoni For Fita Sofia Bechini.
There was a moment of emotion for the 1st prize “Roberto Montermini” which went to the Coast to Costa Project, a project conceived by some Sienese volunteers together with Communautè-Abel, the non-profit Abele Group with the collaboration of the Corte dei Miracoli Siena and set up during 2022 in Grand Bassam, in the Ivory Coast , with the technical support of the Mens Sana Basketball Academy Siena, a club in which, in the past, Roberto Montermini had been a top-level player.
“First of all, thanks go to the University of Siena, in the person of the Magnificent Rector Roberto di Pietra, to prof. Angelo Riccaboni and Dr. Fiorino Iantorno and the staff, for the concession of the splendid Auditorium of the Santa Chiara Lab and to Banca Centro in the person of Florio Faccendi and the Director Umberto Giubboni, who financially support us for this event and then a special mention to the Autonomous Press Group in the person of its President Giovanna Romano with whom a fruitful collaboration was born” – says Paolo Ridolfi Delegate of CONI Siena – “This event in addition to rewarding the excellence of sport who in any case receive good visibility, also rewards the “minor sports athletes” who with many sacrifices of those who encourage and support them, manage to achieve excellent results. This is the spirit of CONI, starting from the promotion of grassroots sport with commitment and respect for the rules, not everyone reaches the top, but the importance of the values of sport always remains, which can be transferred to all the various phases of life”.