Sofia Raffaeli tells her story, “I turn into a tiger on the platform.”

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The 18-year-old from Chiaravalle is the new queen of rhythmic gymnastics

Four individual golds in Sofia (complete with a pass for Paris 2024). Sofia Raffaeli is the new star of rhythmic gymnastics. Despite her very young age, the Italian gymnast showed a lot of confidence: “I am a very shy girl and those who see me consider me small, petite. But then, when I’m on the platform, I turn into a tiger and I eat her with a glance: I feel like a warrior, like Xena, whom I paid homage to in the ribbon competition,” her words to Corriere dello Sport.

On the fact that she is already certain of the Olympic pass, the Italian brakes her enthusiasm: “A gift? No, because I know that even if I got the qualification, I must not stop. There is still so much work to be done.”

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