Athletics, European team championships: Italy champions for the first time in the history of the competition

Athletics, European team championships: Italy champions for the first time in the history of the competition


For the first time in history Italy conquers the European-European team Cup in Poland. In Chorzow, the Italian expedition celebrates a historic success, never achieved in this competition in the previous 38 editions since 1965, not even in the old European Cup. Our national team ends with 426.50 points ahead of the hosts Poland, at an altitude of 402.50. Germany is third with 387.50 points. Italy also leads the athletics medal table for the European Games with 14 medals to its credit: 6 golds, 5 silvers and 3 bronzes.

Victory and then controversy for Gianmarco Tamberi, captain of the blue team. After winning the high jump competition with 2.29 meters, "Gimbo" thundered, «I would have loved to participate in the Golden Gala, we are not discussing how things went but in the end I wasn't even invited» The Tokyo 2020 Olympic and European champion in Munich last year then added, "perhaps my presence at the Golden Gala was not welcome and I didn't feel like going but I'm looking beyond".



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