Larissa Iapichino enchants Montecarlo at the last jump: third victory in the Diamond League and personal best

Larissa Iapichino enchants Montecarlo at the last jump: third victory in the Diamond League and personal best

Again Larissa, always better at every race. After winning the Under 23 European Championship with a personal best of 6.93, Iapichino he jumped even further in Monte Carlo. Winning his third Diamond League meet of the season, after Florence (June 2) and Stockholm (July 2), and setting his outdoor best at 6.95. A contest fought from the first to the last jump, in which the best performance came on the sixth attempt after a progression starting from 6.62.

The Frenchwoman immediately took the lead kpatcha with 6.77 in front of the Serbian Vuleta (6.72). Larissa made a void in the second jump, finishing for the moment in sixth place, but in the third she began to take flight with 6.72, while Vuleta gained the lead at an altitude of 6.86.

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In the fourth jump to which the first 8 were admitted, the Florentine improved again (6.74), continuing the progression in the fifth jump at 6.81, while the American was in the lead Tara Davis-Woodhall with 6.88. At that point the last jump remained to try to win with only three left in the race, Vuleta made zero and finished third, Davis placed a 6.62, while Larissa amazed the Louis II stadium by surpassing her personal best and landing at 6.95 (wind + 0.3).

"It's harder to win without dad"

“I am very happy because I had to manage all the conditions. I tried to confront myself without my coach (the father John stayed at home, ed), so it was a bit difficult but in the end it went very well” says Larissa at the end of the race. “It's wonderful to compete on the same level as these magnificent competitors, I really enjoyed the moment. I hope to continue to experience athletics like this, calmly: on the one hand I'm getting used to treading these platforms, on the other I feel like a little girl who still can't believe she won three consecutive stages in the Diamond League. I'm a little tired but I'll try to rest as much as possible in view of the World Cup where there are no favorites in my specialty and I want to get there in the best possible way".

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4x100 close to the Budapest World Championships

The good news from Montecarlo was joined by others from Grosseto, where the blue 4x100, gold in Tokyo 2020, sealed the qualification for the Budapest World Championships by running in 38.04. In competition Roberto Rigali, Filippo Tortu, Lorenzo Patta and Samuele Ceccarellian unprecedented formation but capable of running the third fastest time ever for the Italian relay, inferior only to the two time trials run in Tokyo on the occasion of the final (37.50) and the Olympic semifinal (37.95).

Thus, five national teams were overtaken in one fell swoop, signing the second repechage time out of 8 teams admitted to the World Cup. The list of sixteen 4x100 who will participate in Budapest will close on 30 July, and the chances of readmission are very high after elimination at the last World Championships in Eugene. The fear for Tortu also passed, who remained on the ground in pain in his arm and then got up after a few minutes.

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