Golden Gala 2022: Tamberi disappoints, 3rd place for Tortu in the 200 meters

ROMEMassimo Stano closes in third place in the 3000 meters walk race of the Golden Gala ‘Pietro Mennea’ 2022 at the Olympic stadium in Rome. The Olympic champion of the 20km walk in Tokyo 2020 crosses the finish line in 11’06 “15, behind two other Azzurri. The victory goes to Francesco Fortunato in 10’57 “77 (best seasonal world performance) and Gianluca Picchiottinoalso under 11 minutes (10: 59.91). “I think we put on an important show. Obviously you have an advantage having five Olympic champions, the injury (by Jacobs, ed) is part of the game and must be accepted. You could hardly put on a better show. By the way, rain until about 18.00 and now the climate is ideal: the climate in the stands is very hot and the temperature is also ideal for running “. These are the words of Stefano Meipresident of the Fidal. Third place in the respective races also for Filippo Tortuin the men’s 200 meters, and for Elena Bellò, in the women’s 800. It disappoints Gianmarco Tamberithe most anticipated blue athlete in the absence of Jacobs: only 3rd step of the podium also for ‘Gimbo’, which stops at 2.24 (on the second attempt). In the women’s long jump, on the other hand, she is unable to go beyond 8th place Larissa Iapichino: the daughter of the art of the multiple champion Fiona May stops at 6.55.

Golden Gala, Jacobs and Tamberi acclaimed by the fans at the Olimpico

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Golden Gala, Jacobs and Tamberi acclaimed by the fans at the Olimpico

Stano: “I’m happy with 3rd place”

“For me it is an incredible thing: it is like a child who watches television and sees himself as an Olympic champion. I’m happy like this.” These are the words of Massimo Stano to Rai microphones after the third place in the 3000 meters walk of the Golden Gala ‘Pietro Mennea’ at the Olympic stadium in Rome. “I am very happy because for me it is the first time at the Olympic stadium, even if it is around 3000. Fortunato today was unbeatable, but I really enjoyed myself with such an audience”Stano told Rai microphones immediately after the race.

3rd place for Tortu in the 200 meters

Filippo Tortu the men’s 200-meter race of the Golden Gala ‘Pietro Mennea’ closes in third place. The blue, Olympic champion in Tokyo 2020 with the 4x100m relay, crosses the finish line in 20 “40 (seasonal record). The victory goes to the American Kenneth Bednarekwhich in 20 “01 precedes the South African Luxolo Adams (20 “33). Fourth position instead for Eseosa Desalu in 20 “59, while Lorenzo Patta closes eighth with the personal best (20 “91).

Tortu: “I expected to do better”

“Desalu did well at the start, a little less in the launch and I the exact opposite. Halfway through the race I realized that the others were leaving, I took it too calmly. I took the corner a lot. bad and I did not expect it. Then quite well in the last part, but if you do the first 100 meters slowly then you can not expect to set a good time. However it is not a completely negative performance: I expected better , but I’ll try to take the glass half full “Tortu explained to Rai after the third place in the men’s 200 meters race.

Elena Bellò closes in 3rd place in the 800 meters

Also Elena Bellò closes in third place in the women’s 800 meters race of the Golden Gala ‘Pietro Mennea’ 2022 at the Olympic stadium in Rome. The Vicenza crosses the finish line in 1’58 “97, clearly improving her personal best. The victory goes to the American Athing Mu in 1’57” 01, best world performance this season, second the French Renelle Lamonte (1’58 “48 ).

Tamberi disappointment, lowest step of the podium with 2.24

Not even Gianmarco Tamberi manages to go beyond third place in the high jump at the Golden Gala. The athlete from the Marches, Olympic gold medal in Tokyo 2020 on a par with Mutaz Barshimstops at 2.24 – a measure reached on the second attempt – and is overtaken by the American rival JuVaughn Harrison (2.27) and from the Polish Norbert Kobielski (2.27, but with an error on the first try). Gimbo fails to overcome the stumbling block of 2.27 in three attempts.

8th place for Iapichino in the women’s long jump

Larissa Iapichino does not go beyond eighth place in the women’s long jump competition. The blue jumps 6.55 on the third attempt with a light headwind (-0.2). Victory goes to Ukraine Maryna Bekh-Romanchukwho jumps 6.85 on the fifth attempt and with 6.79 in the fight between the best three insults the German Malaika Mihambo (9.75 at the last jump). Third was the American Quanesha with the measure of 6.77.

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