Italy President Sergio Mattarella congratulates coach Davide Mazzanti for the country's silver World Championship medal, at the Quirinal Presdential Palace, under the gaze of captain Cristina Chirichella.
Lausanne, Switzerland, October 29, 2018 - The President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella has received the country's Women's National Team at Romen's presdiential Quirinal Palace today, following the side's silver medal at the 2018 FIVB World Championship in Japan earlier this month.Captain Cristina Chirichella and coach Davide Mazzanti present the President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella with a signed ball and shirt at the Quirinal Palace.
Italy lost to Serbia in the final of the competition on 20 October at Yokohama and came away with the silver medal - the country's second best finish after their gold in the 2002 edition in Berlin.Briefing by FIPAV President just before departure of the Italian Women's National Team to the Quirinal Presidential Palace in Rome.
Accompanying the players and staff in their visit to the Quirinale were the president of Italy's Olympic Committee (CONI) Giovanni Malago and the president of Italy's Volleyball Federation (FIPAV) Pietro Bruno Cattaneo.Italy with their silver medals at the Awards Ceremony of the 2018 FIVB World Championshio in Yokohama.
Last week Serbia's National Team, who won the title for the first time ever in their history, had been received by Serbia President Aleksandar Vucic before meeting with Belgrade Mayor Zoran Radojicic in the Serbian capital's Town Hall.Reception of Italy's women's National Team at Milan's Malpensa International Airport last week upon their return from the 2018 FIVB World Championship with the silvber medal.Quick links - Volleyball:FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship Japan 2018NewsScheduleCompetitionTeamsResults and rankingTicketsVolleyball TV