GARMIN: BEAT YESTERDAY AWARDS 2019

The GARMIN award dedicated to sports players who have gone beyond their limits

27 November 2019
Eight companies were awarded on the stage of the Beat Yesterday Awards 2019, the special awards desired by Garmin Italia to celebrate the end of their sports year.

Carlo Alberto Cala Cimenti, the National Alpine and Speleological Rescue Corps, Oliviero Bosatelli, the representatives of the organizing committee for the Winter Olympics Milan - Cortina 2026, Paolo Chiarino, the mission of the Anvera Elab 38 boat, Daniel Fontana and Objective 3 were the protagonists of the fourth edition of an event now awaited by all enthusiasts.
 
The entire ceremony will be broadcast on Wednesday 27 November at 8.30 pm with Facebook live on the official profiles of Garmin Italia.
 
Eight sporting celebrations have been celebrated and awarded. Companies that have a common denominator: compete to overcome yesterday's results.
 
«Garmin is a company that wants to push people to live their dreams, whatever they are - says Stefano Viganò, CEO of Garmin Italy - and that's why the Beat Yesterday Awards celebrate the results that drive every enthusiast to overcome the own limit and to challenge himself».
 
Not just a reward for reaching a certain goal, but a recognition of a true lifestyle, the life of those who do not hold back in the face of challenges, but who always seek to overcome their limits.
 
Climbing and downhill skiing from Nanga Parbat and Gasherbrum VII signed by the Piedmontese mountaineer Carlo Alberto Cala Cimenti.
 
«The summit represents only 50% of an expedition; the descent on skis from the more than 8,000 meters of the Gasherbrum, with its unforeseen events, was an emotion that I will carry inside me for all my life» declared Cala Cimenti, who received the award from Kristian Ghedina, the greatest Italian downhill racer in the history of the Alpine Ski World Cup.
 
The mountain world is also a protagonist with the recognition for the National Alpine and Speleological Rescue Corps that, from the hands of the national cycling coach Davide Cassani, received the award for the activity carried out last year, when 9,554 were completed rescue missions: a record number, never recorded since its foundation year.
 
The mountains of Valle d'Aosta were the frame of the enterprise of Oliviero Bosatelli, the Bergamo trail runner who won the Tor De Geants 2019, the race of the giants: with its 330 km and 24,000 m difference in altitude is one of the most ultratrail slaughterers in the world. Whoever wins it twice as Bosatelli is the King of the Giants.
 
«That of 2019 was my fourth Tor De Geants, and like in previous editions I never slept. I can safely say that staying awake for over 90 hours is one of my challenges against the limit», said the athlete from Bergamo who was awarded by Stefano Baldini, Olympic marathon champion in Athens 2004
 
Garmin could not avoid celebrating the allocation of the 2026 Olympic Games in Milan - Cortina. The Undersecretary with responsibility for the Great Sporting Events of the Lombardy Region, Antonio Rossi, and the Councilor for Tourism, Sport and Quality of Life of the Municipality of Milan, Roberta Guaineri, received from Linus the prize for the great work that was worth the five-circle lens.
 
«The project that we presented at the IOC was the result of many months of work and effort - said the former Olympic champion Antonio Rossi - but the effort was rewarded and now we are waiting for six years of hard work to complete the entrusted to us by the International Olympic Committee».
 
An extreme feat, this time in open water, is what earned the Beat Yesterday Awards to Paolo Chiarino, the Italian swimmer who last December swam for a kilometer in the Antarctic ice.
 
«After the South Pole I now want to face the waters of the North Pole; this is the challenge that awaits me in May 2020», said the cremellese athlete receiving the recognition from the slalomist Giorgio Rocca.
 
An ecological and technological development mission to plan the future of the sea. Here is the explanation that the sailor Giovanni Soldini presented to the Anvera Elab 38 team, the Italian electric propulsion boat that took part in the Monaco Solar & Energy Boat Challenge.
 
From swimming to cycling, ending up with the run on foot. This is the triathlon, a discipline whose maximum expression is represented by the Ironman tests. The Italian Argentinian Daniel Fontana, at almost 44, took the pass for Kona's Ironman World Cup, his sixth world final, thanks to the victory of the Taiwan Ironman.
 
«In Kona I was the most "mature" on the starting line; the engine that keeps me going is the passion for my sport, together with the desire to win that pushes me to keep on training hard and to take care of every single detail» declared Fontana after receiving the recognition from part of the professional cyclist Alberto Bettiol.
 
Finally, the Beat Yesterday Awards 2019 saw the awarding of Objective 3, the foundation promoted by Alex Zanardi which aims to spread the practice of sport among the disabled, still today a category heavily penalized by high equipment costs and which requires a way to start dedicated sports. Barbara Manni and Pieralberto Buccoliero received the Garmin Italia award from Norma Gimondi, the daughter of the unforgettable Felice who died in August.

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