Monument to the spirit

Publish date 26-10-2022

by Carlo Nesti

BEARZOT A monument in memory of Enzo Bearzot. It was inaugurated in Aiello del Friuli, where the c.t. world champion in 1982 he grew up with his parents. The work, in the shape of a sundial, reproduces a ball, with the names of the 22 players. It was attended by Professor Cinzia, daughter of the coach, interpreter of the memory of an intelligent and human character. It was her spirit that animated the great feat of that national team. EPIC

KERR Steve Kerr, the coach of Golden State, one of the most popular NBA teams, could not resist after the massacre in a school in Uvalde, Texas. He preferred to ignore the upcoming basketball match, and, at the press conference, he went wild against those who do not fight against the indiscriminate sale of weapons in the US. In particular, he violently challenged the 22 senators, who refuse to vote on a key law, just to retain their power. ANGRY

BONUCCI This time it wasn't Martina Maccari who waited for her husband Leonardo Bonucci after a match. In fact, she was the architect of the march "On the same road". It involved 575 kilometers, in 26 days, to raise funds to donate to the Neurosurgery department of the Regina Margherita Children's Hospital in Turin: 170 thousand euros. Martina, in the past, has known fear, linked to the illness of her second child. GENEROUS

BISOLI The coach Pierpaolo Bisoli, after the playout play-off with Vicenza, which earned Cosenza a stay in Serie B, made an announcement. He would be mounted on a bicycle to go to Paola and dissolve the vow with St. Francis. Thus, he left for Rende, together with the manager Vollaro, to reach, in the town of the Tyrrhenian Cosentino, the sanctuary dedicated to the patron saint of Calabria and the people of the sea. Promise kept. BELIEVER

GIRMAY Biniam Girmay, an Eritrean rider, won the sprint in Jesi, in the Giro d'Italia, ahead of Dutchman Van del Poel. It is the first time that a black African has managed to establish himself. Before him, in 1979, it happened to the white South African Alan Van Heerden. Biniam is linked to Italy, and now resides in San Marino. Fate, however, would have it that Girmay, uncorking a bottle of sparkling wine, injured his eye and was forced to retire. UNFORGETTABLE

GOZTEPE Sensational in Turkey, 5 days from the end of the Super Lig championship. In the match between Goztepe and Gaziantep, Goztepe scored with 8 minutes left, knowing that it was an illegal goal. Assaulted by feelings of guilt, the team decided to let Gaziantep equalize. But the truly exceptional fact is the price paid by Goztepe for this gesture of fair play: even relegation to Serie B! ALTRUISTS

HUNT-BROERSMA American Jacky Hunt-Broersma set a terrific record, running, with one leg amputated, something like 102 marathons in 102 days. "I am happy to have made it - she declared - The best thing was the incredible support I received from all over the world. I am considered a push to go beyond one's limits ”. Jacky has only been running since she was diagnosed with cancer. IMMENSE

Carlo Nesti
NP June / July 2022

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