It was difficult, but the Italian women, after 25 years, found their way back to the podium in the team epee event. Besides the silver medal won in Atlanta 1996, they have now won a hard-earned bronze. After the defeat in the semifinals against the very strong Estonians, Rossella Fiamingo, Federica Isola and Mara Navarria, Alberta Santuiccio beat the Chinese Team 23-21 in the final for third place.
A race that, for the first three periods, dragged on the level of balance. The Italian women took...