Many congratulations to 26-year-old Modican fencer Giorgio Avola, who, with teammates Andrea Baldini, Andrea Cassarà and fellow-Sicilian Daniele Garozzo won the men's team foil gold medal at the World Fencing Championships in Moscow last week. Italy also won the men's team sabre and women's team foil events.
Italy came second overall in the medal table and Rossella Fiamingo from Catania won the women's individual épée gold medal with Arianna Erigo taking bronze in the women's individual foil event.
Giorgio and other members of the Italian team will meet President Mattarella at the Quirinale tomorrow.
Well done, Giorgio. Your home town can celebrate again!