A bitter bronze, the one won by Filippo Battistoni in the finals of the Italian Cup, held in Follonica Saturday 31 May, who saw wrecked the dream of winning the gold after losing the match against the athlete of Genoa, D'Apice. A fight dominated by Filippo up to a minute until the end of the fight, when a sudden and unexpected blow deprived him of the opportunity to play the final, and relegated him to recover to win the third place. During the recoveries, Filippo did not give a chance to anyone and defeated one after the other three opponents, beating them before the time ran out with spectacular ippons.
Three fights managed with supremacy and safety, which demonstrate that the samurai of Spello is back stronger than before and certainly more mature. Nothing to do for Alessandro Binucci, who was unable to repeat the success of last year, when he won the bronze: a difficult group, with the four strongest civil athletes in Italy. After he won two fights, he fought until the end against the Italian champion D'Alessandro, and at the recoveries, he impacts against Micelli of Turin, which exceeds him in a very balanced fight: by the way, both opponents of Alessandro conquered a place on the podium. Weak, however, the performance of Andrea Biasin, Michael Balzana and Giacomo Gramaccioni, who failed to pass the first round, while the strong athlete Michele Damiani, recent bronze at the University Italian Championships, is passed in the first round by Colarossi, in a fight strongly influenced by arbitrage. Unfortunately, the new regulation does not give space to show and the penalties are inflicted continuously to the detriment of technique, but these are the decisions of the highest organ of the world judo.