The Italian sports delegation to participate in the 28th Winter Universiade in Almaty will include 62 sportsmen. The team has been training for the Winter international competitions under the supervision and well-defined control of the Skiing Federation of Italy.
The Italian sportsmen will be participating in the following sports – the alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, biathlon, snowboarding, freestyle skiing and speed skating, short track and figure skating. The students will contest for high prizes in those sports in which they are known to be traditionally strong. They hope to see themselves in the top 10 teams in the overall team scoring in the Universiade 2017. The Italians have set that high level during the previous Universiades and maintained it since then.
The leader of the Italian national team delegation Eugenio Mecci has named athletes from Switzerland, France and Austria as the main competitors for the Italians.
The Italian sportsmen have already a certain idea of Kazakhstan and the host party. A few years ago the sportsmen and the representatives of the University Sports Association of Italy participated in the international speed skating competitions that took place in Kazakhstan. However, the Italian delegation members is looking forward to a trip to Almaty for the Universiade 2017.
The Italians have wished BUONA FORTUNA to the athletes of all the countries to arrive in Almaty!