The Italian's 6.91m leap is now in the record books
Larissa Iapichino broke the world U20 indoor record in the long jump with a leap of 6.91m at the Italian Indoor Championships in Ancona on Saturday.
Two of the world’s most talented teenagers produced stand-out performances on either side of the Atlantic on Saturday (6).
Sandi Morris and Katie Nageotte topped a world-leading 4.81m at the Acadia Invitational on Thursday (16), a pole vault competition held on the jumping facility Morris helped build in Greenville, South Carolina.
When Italy’s 17-year-old rising star Larissa Iapichino won the European U20 long jump title last year, she followed some very big, and very familiar footsteps: those of her mother, Fiona May, who took the same title in 1987, eight years before winning the first of her two world long jump crowns.