Taekwondo competitor V. Dell Aquila was born in Italy on November 3, 2000. He triumphed at the Summer Olympics of 2020, taking home the gold.
His semifinal loss to eventual world champion Kim Tae-hun in the Men’s finweight (54 kg) discipline.
At the 2017 World Taekwondo Championships in Muju on June 25 earned him a bronze medal.
V. Dell Aquila Wins Gold in Olympic Debut in Men’s 58kg Taekwondo; World Champion JANG Jun Picks up Bronze
Italian taekwondo fighter V. Dell Aquila enjoyed a career-best event at Japan’s Makuhari Messe Hall A, where he won the men’s 58 kilogramme division.
The men’s 58 kilogramme (kg) taekwondo final at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics was won by V. Dell Aquila of Italy.
Who defeated Mohamed Khalil Jendoubi of Tunisia, who was 19 years old, by a score of 16 to 12.
For his first Olympic competition, the 20-year-old European Champion attacked Jendoubi from the opening bell at Makuhari Messe Hall A in Tokyo.
With only a few seconds remaining, the score was knotted at 10-10 when Dell’Aquila triumphed with a flurry of punches.
The winner expressed his satisfaction with the outcome and his anticipation of a relaxing trip back to Italy at a press conference.
Earlier on Day 1, Jendoubi had shocked the world by defeating the favourite for gold, JANG Jun of the Republic of Korea, 25-19 in the semi-finals.
Both JANG Jun of the ROC and Mikhail Artamonov of Russia competed and won bronze.
Vito Dell’Aquila – Italian’s Late Flurry Leads Him to Tokyo Glory
Vito Dell’Aquila, an Italian boxer, won the under-58 kilos gold medal at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo with a career-best performance.
He defeated Tunisian Mohamed Khalil Jendoubi, 19, in a thrilling match at the Makuhari Messe, winning by a score of 16-12 to bring Italy its first Olympic gold medal.
This was V. Dell Aquila first Olympic competition, and he wasted no time attacking Jendoubi from the get-go.
With 15 seconds remained on the clock, the score was matched at 10-10 between the two teenage boxers. Then, V. Dell Aquila triumphed with a flurry of punches.
Earlier in the tournament, Jendoubi had shocked the world by defeating Jang Jun of South Korea, the defending world champion and heavy favourite to win gold, 25-19 in the semi-finals.
A competitive history like the Italian’s meant that his ascent to the top level was not unexpected.
While ranked second in the world, he defeated the 2021 African champion, Mohamed Khalil Jendoubi, to win the Men’s 58 kg olympic gold on 24 July 2021.
At the age of eight, V. Dell Aquila enrolled in the gym of his first teacher, Roberto Baglivo, and began training in taekwondo. He was born on November 3, 2000, in Mesagne, in the province of Brindisi.