Luca Lucaroni and Rebecca Tarlazzi, Artistic masters

July 13, 2019

The predictions have been fulfilled and the Italians Luca Lucaroni, in men, and Rebecca Tarlazzi, in women, have won this Saturday the gold medal in the Free Artistic World Championship before an incredible public in Palau Sant Jordi and that has also enjoyed the Spanish success in both categories. Pere Marsinyach has been silver and Sergio Canales and Carla Escrich, bronze.

For Lucaroni it is the third consecutive world title, while Tarlazzi enjoys his first individual medal in the Senior category. Before, the Bolognese had won this test twice as Junior.

Luca Lucaroni had achieved the best score in the Short Program on Friday and today has confirmed his leadership also winning the gold medal in the Long Program to add a global score of 247,72 points. The Italian has made combinations of maximum difficulty that have allowed him to maintain the first position and distance himself from his rivals.

The Catalan Pere Marsinyach (225,84) has repeated the second place he won in the last World Championship of La Vendée 2018, while the Madrid-born Sergio Canales has obtained the bronze medal with a global score of 207,72. Llorenç Álvarez has rounded the afternoon for the Spanish Artistic with a meritorious fifth position.

In the women's competition, Rebecca Tarlazzi (167,07 points) has won the gold medal. The Italian has imposed her compatriot Letizia Ghiroldi (165,17), who repeats silver with respect to the last World Championship. Less than two points have separated the first two classified, who have starred in a noble fight on the track that has been decided in favor of Tarlazzi. The Spanish Carla Escrich has achieved the bronze medal with a score of 144,06 and her compatriot Núria Gas has been ninth.

On the other hand, the Italians Daniel Morandin and Anna Remondini led the Couple Dance Style Dance competition, with 62,53 points, ahead of the Portuguese brothers Pedro and Ana Luisa Monteiro Walgode (56,99) and the Italians Silvia Stibilj and Andrea Basi (53,71). This competition will be resolved tomorrow Sunday, from 4:15 p.m.

FOTOS: S. Akimova/WRG

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