Rimini, January 21 - Two Italian chefs won the Sigep Youth World Pastry Championships in Rimini on Monday. Gianluca Forino, 22, and Davide Verga, 21, represented Italy in the under-23 section of the world's most important cake and confection competition. Japan won second place and Singapore won third. Finalists also hailed from Brazil, Taiwan, Australia, Switzerland, South Korea, New Zealand and France. An Italian pair won the top prize the last time the biennial competition was held in 2011.