Genoa – The Genoese karateka Viviana Bottaro she was awarded the title of Cavaliere della Repubblica. Bottaro won the bronze medal in women’s kata, a karate specialty, at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
In a note, the president of the Liguria Region, Giovanni Toti, writes: “This summer we admired and celebrated all together Viviana Bottaro win the first, historic Italian Olympic medal in the history of karate. A result that has filled the whole of Liguria with pride. Thanks to Viviana, who in an extraordinary summer for the blue colors of sport, led Liguria to the top of the Tokyo Olympics “.” Last September – remembers the governor – we wanted to receive her and celebrate her extraordinary result, at Palazzo Ducale, in a moment dedicated to all the Ligurian athletes who participated in the Games. And this morning the Genoese athlete received the deserved recognition from the President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, for her incredible results: from today Viviana Bottaro is a Knight of the Republic “.
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