A sparkling meeting, yesterday’s Golden Gala in Florence, the third stage of the Wanda Diamond League. Good signals from Gianmarco Tamberi, who appeared on the platform with the usual beard cut in half but also with a shimmering hair with showy platinum highlights. Gimbo, albeit with some recriminations, hinted that he was on the right path, overcoming 2.27, then 2.30 and 2.33, finally making a small mistake on the third attempt at 2.36. «In the warm-up I had made a fabulous leap – the blue regretted -, but then in the race I went to alternating current».
Leonardo Fabbri’s measure in the shot put is world-class. Finally returned to excellent levels after a complicated positivity at Covid, the blue launched 21.71, a measure that makes him a candidate for the podium at the Games. For the crazy formula of the race (the best three make a final throw each that assigns the order of the podium), in the standings he finished only third. In the men’s 400 clear victory of the Colombian Zambrano, but also Davide Re, second in comeback in 45 ″ 80, less brilliant the other two blue Scotti (6th in 46 ″ 28) and Aceti (7th in 46 ″ 55). “I suffered a bit from the very soft track,” said Re.
A little subdued, however, in the long Larissa Iapichino, who will have to take the scientific high school exam on Wednesday and seemed a bit “distracted” “by her school commitment. Fiona May’s daughter, despite competing in her Florence, did not go beyond 6th place with 6.45. On the other hand, the European record of the Norwegian Jacob Ingebrigtsen (12’48 “45) in the 5 thousand is great, a race in which the blue Yeman Crippa (9th in 13’17” 96) remained quite far from his Italian record (13’02 ” 26) which he seemed to want to retouch. “Today there was none – said Crippa. The victory in the European Cup made me think of something better, but there is still time to grow ». –
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