2019 World Championship Body Suit and Official Polo Shirt - Worn and Signed by Giuseppe Vicino
Italy national rowing team race suit worn by Giuseppe Vicino when he won the World Championship title in 2017 doubles rowing and the official Italian polo shirt from the 2019 World Championship.
Vicino has signed both items, making them unique.
Born in Naples on February 26, 1993, Giuseppe Vicino began his racing career in 2005, winning 2 Italian championships.
At the 2010 World Championships in Racice he was called up by the national team and won 3rd place. He holds 22 national titles and is World and European Champion in the specialty jM8 + and M4-. In 2013 he joined the Fiamme Gialle sports group, with which he has won 5 national titles.
After two silver medals at the world championships in 2015 he became world champion, winning gold at the Aiguebelette World Rowing Championships 2015 in the M4 specialty - together with Marco Di Costanzo, Matteo Castaldo and Matteo Lodo.
He competed in the 2016 Olympics and won his first Olympic medal in the M4 specialty. The following year at the 2017 Word Rowing Championships in Sarasota he entered Italian rowing history by winning the first gold in the men's doubles specialty.
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“WE RUN TOGETHER – Supporting our team” is a sports initiative supporting two hospitals that have been at the heart of the fight against Covid-19, the Papa Giovanni XXIII in Bergamo and the Fondazione Poliambulanza in Brescia. The funds raised from the auctions will go to the medical and nursing staff of these two hospitals that have tirelessly looked after Coronavirus patients in recent months.
This campaign has received the extraordinary support and blessing of Pope Francis who is actively involved in the initiative by donating some of his own personal highly valuable and prestigious sports items. Besides the Pope, many internationally renowned athletes, companies and sports clubs have joined the cause because we’re stronger together.
WE RUN TOGETHER is promoted and organized by four organizations that have always been committed to promoting the value of sport as a tool for inclusion, sharing, dialogue and peace. These organizations are:
- Atheltica Vaticana, the first sports club in Vatican City
- Sports group Fiamme Gialle (Guardia di Finanza)
- “Cortile dei Gentili”, department of the Pontifical Council for Culture (VA) to promote dialogue between believers and non-believers
- FIDAL-Lazio, Lazio region Athletic Federation.