Last March, the Italian Under-12 Beach Tennis Championships took place in Forlimpopoli. On this occasion, the very young athletes of Cesena Alex Agirelli and Riccardo Ponti won the championship and the title of double Italian under 12 champion for 2021. Mayor Enzo Lattuca and sports advisor Christian Castorri met them for the congratulate them and give them the pennant of the city of Cesena.
Alex Agirelli plays in the Crb sports club in Cesena, Riccardo Ponti is more of a strength athlete at the Dock in Ferrara. Both of Cesena, after the Italian indoor (Forlimpopoli) and outdoor (Viareggio) championships, also participated in the world championships held in Terracina from September 9 to 19, 2021, still achieving an excellent result. Edoardo Ponti, Riccardo’s brother, also took part in this tournament, which won the bronze medal in the under-18 category.
“We are really proud – comments the mayor and the councilor – of these important national and world sports results obtained by very young athletes from Cesena who, with determination and absolute passion, have undertaken, for years, a very important path. Alex, Riccardo and Edoardo are proof that sport is an excellent ally for the growth and development of our young people. At 12 and 18 years old respectively, they have in mind the values of this discipline: healthy competition, constant commitment and team play. We wish them a flourishing career with ever more ambitious goals which will certainly also bring prestige to our city ”.
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