The golden goal of the Argentine Nicolas Ruis Guinazu gave the Scudetto to the UnoAerre Acquedotto Romano Polo Club. The title therefore remains in the capital, thanks to the 5-4 victory over the Milanese team Mimosa Sobrim, who also lost last year in the final. Another exciting edition of the Italian championship closes, in a Rome Polo Club packed to admire the champions on horseback. It was a very tight final, as were all the games played in these ten days in the historic club not far from the Olympic stadium. A day of great sport but above all of great smiles: behind the competition field, in fact, over a thousand fans gathered and gave their contribution to Polo for Smiles, the charity event in favor of the Operation Smile Italia Foundation , to support the surgical treatment of children born with facial deformities in Peru. With the funds raised during the day, surgical services will be provided to two hospitals in the area of the capital Lima. Particularly felt by the ladies, the ‘Ladies Hat’, the ‘race’ promoted on the occasion of this charity day for the most glamorous hat sported during the Scudetto finals.If the Italians Henry Elser, Giorgio Cosentino and Goffredo Cutinelli won the title. Rendina and the Argentine Guinazu, with La Mimosa Alice Coria, the only woman on the field in these finals, was highlighted, to whom the Fair Play Award went. Alice, 21 years old from Milan, last year with the national team she graduated as European champion and is also used to playing with men, but they have learned to know her, to respect her, even to fear her on the pitch: “it happened to me that I was underestimated – says Alice, who also scored in the final -, but I always manage to make up for it with the game, with determination, with talent. I have to go in contrast with all the strength I have. “First Italian to participate in the Youth Olympics of polo in Buenos Aires, last year she won the title of European champion: “an indescribable, inexplicable emotion. The hymn of Mameli gave me shivers and, when I got off my horse, I had tears in my eyes. Next year, of course, we are aiming to win again. “One month after the World Cup in the United States, for the Azzurri players engaged in Palm Beach, the dress rehearsals were the last of a 2022 characterized by numerous major polo events, in Rome. (like the one in Piazza di Siena, at the Galoppatoio of Villa Borghese) and in the rest of Italy. “The exciting epilogue to the extra-time of the hard-fought Scudetto final is the mirror of how spectacular and compelling polo is, a sport in great growth that makes us particularly proud – the words of Simone Perillo, Secretary General of the Italian Federation of Equestrian Sports -. And I want to make an exception, quoting Goffredo Cutinelli Rendina, protagonist today of splendid games with the shirt of the UnoAerre Acquedotto Romano. With the national teams we are the reigning European champions both at a female and male level and our boys will soon leave for the World Cup knowing that they can make a good impression. And let’s not forget the youth sector, for which the project dedicated to the very young between 6 and 18 years has started with the introduction of polo in the pony world through the Italian Polo Pony Cup which has already involved 150 young players “.