The Italian team closed the second day with 91.1667 points, just behind China with 91.8334 points, followed by Japan (86.5), Russia (86) and Ukraine (84.5). It was gold for Mariangela Perrupato and Giorgio Minisini, who win the mixed couples with 89,167 points, ahead of Ukraine and Spain.
It was another triumph for the Calabrian Mariangela Perrupato; the Olympian originally from Saracena, Cosenza, is fresh from a bronze at the world championships held this year in Kazan, Russia.
In an interview a couple of years ago, discussing her specialty, Mariangela Perrupato said: “It’s a difficult sport, both tiring and challenging, but at the same time, it is a magical discipline. Every time I compete, I realize how unique it is. I take few holidays, have many training sessions and strong and unforgettable emotions. If you ask me it is worth it, the answer is, certainly. I would do it all over again. “Then, speaking to anyone with interest in taking up this sport she advises: “It takes a lot of perseverance and tenacity in training: but the hard work always leads to success.”