Photo press Office Kioene Padova
And with the confirmation of Alberto Polo that the Kioene Padua closes officially on the roster of the season 2019/20. A confirmation is important, given that the central Bassano del Grappa (VI) is the veteran experience in the VNL and the victory of thegold at the Universiade of Naples 2019.
Already a bronze medal at the World championships U23 in 2015, and the winner of the Mediterranean Games in 2018 with the Blue shirt, in 2015, he receives the prize of the League as the best central U23 A2, and in 2018 for the Superalloy. The protagonist of a fabulous season 2018/19 with the mesh of the Kioene (222 points in 29 races), for he will be the third consecutive season in Padua. Polo was also convened in the Senior National team until July 24 for an international internship with the National men’s Senior slovenian in preparation for the tournament of olympic qualification.
“The Kioene has created a competitive team – said Pole – and I believe that is one of the best of the last three years. It remained the backbone of the team last season with grafts important. Now we will have to work hard, knowing that it will be a championship challenging. After the VNL and the beautiful victory at the Universiade I’m ready to give the maximum for the National team, hoping that this will lead to more satisfaction in the future”.
FULL ROSTER AND SHIRT NUMBERS. Here is the pink full of Kioene Padua 2019/20 with the shirt numbers official: Alberto Polo (C) no. 1; Nicholas Bassanello (L) no. 2; Francesco Fusaro (C) no. 6; Francis Cottarelli (P) no. 7; Andrea Canella (C) no. 8; Santiago Danani (L) no. 9; Marco Volpato (C) no. 10; Mattia Bottolo (S) no. 12; Dragan Travica (P) no. 13; Yuki Ishikawa n (S). 14; Nicholas Dairyman (Or) n. 17; Luigi Randazzo (S) no. 18; Fernando Hernandez (Or) n. 19; Ryley Barnes (S) no. 21.
Counting the captain Dragan Travica (by birth born in Zagreb, but actually grew up in Padua), there are 9 athletes from the veneto on the 14 at the disposal of coach Valerio Baldovin. A group of traction “veneta” with 5 players promoted in those years by the youth sector to the first team (Bassanello, Bottolo, Canella, Dairyman and Fusaro).
(Source: press release)