THE LIGHT BLUES WIN GOLD IN THE NEAPOLITAN CALZONE, FRIED PIZZA, MASTUNICOLA AND REAL NEAPOLITAN PIZZA CATEGORIES. TURKEY SURPRISE THAT WINS THE CATEGORY FOR GOURMET. TRIUMPH FOR POLAND AMONG AMATEURS.
A lot of Italy, but also Turkey and Poland on the final podium of the medal table of the Real Pizza Napoli Olympics, which closed yesterday in Naples, at the headquarters of the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana. The Italian team therefore won the Surace Nations Trophy, Lello placing first in the Calzone Napoletano, Pizza Fritta, Mastunicola and Vera Pizza Napoletana categories. Surprise in the Per Gourmet category, where Turkey, by conquering gold, also secures second place in the general classification, leaving Poland in third place. The growth of companies such as Malaysia and Brazil is interesting. The goodness of the Polish school is confirmed, which wins the Olympic bronze in the team classification.
"Italy confirms its leadership - commented the president of AVPN, Antonio Pace - but it was nice in these days to deal with the rise in the level of the art of pizza in the various participating countries. There are many delegations that have proposed very high standard pizzas. We like to underline that in many cases it is a matter of reality, first of all Poland, where AVPN has been promoting and spreading the passion for True Neapolitan Pizza for years. "
The list of special prizes is also interesting: the Alfredo Fico Jr. award, awarded to the youngest of the members, was won by Diego Santucci, seventeen years old from Naples. The trophy for the competitor with the highest mileage recorded the victory of Gonzalo Garay Varo, who with his journey from Rancagua, Chile, totaled the beauty of 12038 km to reach the AVPN headquarters in Capodimonte; while that for the first woman classified went to Federica Mignacca who, ex aequo with Salvatore Santucci, also won the coveted prize for best baker.
The results were unveiled during the big party closing show of the Games, Pizza con le Stelle. Evening hosted by Veronica Maya, a well-known face of RAI, and which saw, among other things, a very tasty challenge between six teams representing the golden sponsors of the True Neapolitan Pizza Olympics:
Denti team: Pizzaiolo Marco Leone (Papè Satan, Santa Teresa di Gallura - Brand Ambassador Sardinia), Chef Andrea Medici (Osteria in Scandiano, Reggio Emilia)
Latteria Sorrentina team: Pizzaiolo Corrado Scaglione (Enosteria Lipen Triuggio MB), Chef Luigi Baiano (Celestina Pasticceria, Pollena Trocchia Naples)
Casillo team: Pizzaiolo Antonio Aniello (Tenuta Paino, Paino CE - AVPN Instructor) Chef Carlo Di Cristo (Specialist Molino Casillo)
Caputo team: Pizzaiolo Gaetano Genovesi (Pizzeria Gaetano Genovesi, Naples - Founder Affiliate AVPN), Chef Ivan De Benedictis (Ciro Al Borgo Marinaro, Naples)
Bongiovanni team: PizzaioliSalvatore and Cristiano De Rinaldi (Casa De Rinaldi - AVPN Instructors), Martino Beria (Vegan Chef, Padua)
Ooni team: Cristina Bruno, Giuliano Bronzi and Vincenzo Viscusi (Influencer, Brand Ambassador Ooni)
"A beautiful party - concludes President Pace - which culminates in an event that has the merit of placing pizza at the center of an international stage, all enriched by the unveiling of the Celebratory Work of Neapolitan Pizza and the Art of Pizzaiuolo Neapolitan, created by Maestro Lello Esposito, the first monument in the world dedicated to a typical dish, which will certainly become an attraction for tourists in transit in our city. AVPN's activities continue in the wake of our mission which increasingly involves promotion and the dissemination of the True Neapolitan Pizza in all continents. "
The complete medal table of the Real Neapolitan Pizza Olympics:
Vera Pizza Napoletana
1 Cristiano de Rinaldi (Italy)
2 Domenico Martucci (Italy)
3 Marcos Roberto de Oliveira da Silva (Brazil)
1 Luca Di Massa (Italy)
2 Gennaro Sabbarese (Italy)
3 Tomasz Wolsky (Italy)
1 Senol Bulut (Turkey)
2 Przemyslaw Szkudlarek (Poland)
3 Francesco Pone (Italy)
1 Carmine Apetino (Italy)
2 Gennaro Esposito (Italy)
3 Simone Ferdinando Infusino (Italy)
1 Raffaele Baratto (Italy)
2 Dihyang Yee (Malaysia)
3 Marcelo Daffinito (Italy)
Outside the medal table, by category AMATEUR:
1 Kamil Blaszczyk (Poland)
2 Dante Malagrino (USA)
3 Antonio Pascarella (Italy)
The Real Neapolitan Pizza Olympics are organized with the patronage of the Campania Region and the Municipality of Naples and with the support of Bongiovanni, Caputo, Casillo, Denti, Ooni, Latteria Sorrentina, Ciao Pomodoro, Dallagiovanna, Di Vicino Forni, Manna Forni, Olitalia , Unicredit, Acunto, Solania, Cirio, ITS Transport, Pagnossin, Inpact, Stefano Ferrara Forni, Esmach, Gimetal, Papernet, Napoli Caffè and KBirr. Media partner of the event France Pizza, Pizza Today, Pizza and Pasta and European Pizza and Pasta Show.
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