Goal achieved also for the Italian women’s artistic gymnastics team at the Sportpaleisal in Antwerp (Belgium), venue of the 52nd World Championships. Following the men’s team, le Fate (the Fairies), coached by Enrico Casella, also successfully performed their task, winning both the pass for the final of the overall team competition and the pass for the Paris 2024 Olympics. For the first time since London 2012, therefore, Italy will be able to count on both artistic teams in the next edition of the Summer Games. Alice D’Amato, Elisa Iorio, Manila Esposito, Angela Andreoli and Arianna Belardelli finished the preliminary round with a score of 162.230 (VT 41.599, UB 40.099, BB 40.266, FX 40.266). Italy (photo Simone Ferraro/FGI), after having carried out their round of exercises yesterday, had to wait until the end of today to be able to celebrate this precious double achievement. Following the conclusion of all the divisions, the Italian women concluded the qualifying phase in fifth place, trailing the United States (171.395), Great Britain (166.130), China (165.663), and Brazil (164.297). Italy’s women will grace the stage once again in 48 hours. Already assured of securing one of the Olympic quotas reserved for the top nine teams, they will endeavour to launch an assault on the final eight.