Tuesday, July 31, 2012


Fencer Giorgio Avola, known here as Il Conte, is the first Modican athlete to compete in the Olympic Games and, as you see from this poster, the whole town is behind him.

Giorgio, who specialises in foil, is a reserve for the team competitions which are to take place on August 5th.   If he gets a chance to compete, we wish him well and if he doesn't, I'm sure he will have had a fantastic experience in any case.  Il Conte is only 23 years old, so hopefully he will have other opportunities to fulfill his Olympic dream.


Jenny Woolf said...

Good luck to him. I am thinking all the time what an intimidating experience it must be for many of the athletes.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Hi, Jenny. Yes, it must be.

Lee said...

Let's hope he does well. I'm loving watching the Games. Just to make it to the Olympics is a marvellous experience...win or lose they are all champions in my eyes. There is so much pressure put on them...and mostly by the "arm chair experts"...and that really annoys me!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Hi,Lee. to be honest it all leaves me cold, as I am not a sports fan at all. I do have a soft spot for the Ital competitors, though!


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