Alessia Trost punched the air and roared as she departed from the high jump matt. The Italian had just cleared 1.93m on the opening night of the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018 to effectively secure bronze. She had timed her best clearance of the indoor season to perfection, and the emotion showed exactly what it meant.
High jumper Alessia Trost will be the leading medal hope for an Italian team 35 athletes at next month’s Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
European marathon champion Daniele Meucci and high jumpers Marco Fassinotti and Alessia Trost are among the 33 confirmed athletes on Italy’s team for the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015.
The Golden Gala Pietro Mennea will see world champion throwers David Storl and Sandra Perkovic, as well as top high jumpers Alessia Trost, Mariya Kuchina and Kamila Licwinko, in action at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Rome on 4 June, the meeting organisers announced on Thursday (9).
Mutaz Essa Barshim improved his own Asian record by two centimetres to 2.40m at the Banskobystrická latka 2015 high jump competition in the Slovakian town of Banska Bystrica on Wednesday (4).
Italian high jumpers Marco Fassinotti and Alessia Trost set world-leading marks of 2.34m and 1.96m in the Czech town of Hustopece as the now traditional Moravia High Jump Tour got underway on Saturday (24).
Every medallist from the major international championships of the past three years is confirmed for the star-studded women’s high jump contest at the 2014 Prefontaine Classic, an IAAF Diamond League meeting, on 31 May, organisers announced on Monday (14).
There will be 13 women in Saturday’s final as common sense prevailed on Thursday morning after that number of women cleared 1.92m.
Milan’s historic Arena Civica Gianni Brera, also known as the “theatre of athletics”, opened the doors to athletics again on a hot and humid weekend (26-28) which played host to the Italian Championships.
Italy will take a team of 53 athletes to the 2013 IAAF World Championships, which will be held between 10-18 August in Moscow.