'Small But Proud': San Marino Shooter Makes Olympic History In Tokyo
Muhammad Rameez 2 months ago Fri 30th July 2021 | 11:50 AM
Tokyo, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 30th Jul, 2021 ) :A tearful Alessandra Perilli described San Marino as "a small country but very proud" after the shooter won its first Olympic medal ever with bronze in Tokyo.
"I am very proud because we worked to get here," said Perilli, who wept tears of joy after receiving her bronze.
"In London we got near the medal, but not on the podium. Now we have reached the podium," she said.
"This is not my first Olympics but this is the first medal for me and for my country.
"We are a small country but very proud." Perilli said that she expects wild celebrations back home in San Marino, which has four other athletes in Tokyo and is better known for its tourism industry than its sporting prowess.
"They are for sure going crazy, crying," she said.