Larissa Iapichino ready for World Championships in Eugene
Larissa Iapichino at 6.53
Last test before the World Championships for Larissa Iapichino: the Italian jumper expresses herself in 6.53 in San Vendemiano (Treviso), when there are seventeen days to go before the long jump rainbow qualification in Eugene, which awaits her on Saturday, July 23 on the penultimate day of the rainbow in Oregon. The 19-year-old of the Fiamme Gialle, not helped by the unfavorable wind encountered on the platform (-0.5 in the best jump), starts her own series with a null, then continues with 6.49, 6.51, the winning 6.53, and then completes her event at the ATL-Etica – 3rd Prof. Ivo Merlo Memorial meeting with 6.44 and 6.40.
“I am very happy with this test before the World Championships in Eugene – the words of Larissa Iapichino – it was aimed at stabilizing some aspects, both mentally and technically. Today we were not looking at measurement but technique, it’s just a pity about the wind. I can’t wait to leave for the Worlds and then for the European Championships: as a young person, to have the opportunity to participate in two events like that, in a few weeks, I think is really an honor and something beautiful. I’m going for fun and to try to defend myself as best I can.” The Italian, who will turn 20 just during the World Championships in the United States (on July 18), was returning to the platform today after winning the Italian title at the Rieti Absolute with a seasonal best of 6.64.