Italian sports are in mourning after learning about the incredible tragedy that C starred in.ristian Ghilli, the world team shooting champion who was just 19 years old. The young man died after he missed a shot while he was hunting with friends in the forest of Montecatini Val di Cecina, in the city of Pisa.
According to what those who were with the athlete indicated, he bent down to lift some cartridges that he had ejected. Then he lost his balance, fell and the weapon accidentally went off, entering a bullet in his abdomen.. Although his friends were not exactly at the scene, they came to his aid when they heard the shot and his scream.
Upon seeing the situation and deciphering what had happened, the witnesses treated him as best they could and called the ambulance while they carried out first aid. Once the doctors were present, they referred him to the Cecina hospital, where he was admitted. and they operated on him, although the bleeding was so great that the professionals could not save his life.
Cristian Ghilli was only 19 years old.
Being a violent death, the carabinieri along with investigators, they had to question Ghilli’s friends who were with him to determine if really the version of events was the real one. It is that they were only close to the athlete at the time of his death. His colleagues gave testimony, although they were still in shock by what happened.
THE PROMISE THAT WAS ALREADY REALITY
Despite his young age, Ghilli had already made significant achievements in his sport. Just three months ago, In October 2021, he had been world champion of shotgun shooting (skeet) in the tournament that was played in Lima in the team and mixed category. In addition, he also took the bronze of Peru in the individual contest.
That performance had not surprised anyone. It is that at the beginning of last year he had also been left with three golds in the championship European which was carried out in Croatia, also in the mixed individual and team categories. As one of the highest level athletes in his country, he sought to participate in the Olympic Games in Paris 2024.
The Italian president of the Shooting Federation, Luciano Rossi, dedicated a few words to the deceased young man and his family: “We send a moved greeting to a talent snatched too soon from this life, with respect, silence and condolences in the face of a tragedy that leaves everyone shocked. May the earth be kind to you. Goodbye, Cristian.”