Marcell Jacobs, Antonio La Torre optimistic for encore performance

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The words of Antonio La Torre

Antonio La Torre, the DT of the Italian national team, is optimistic ahead of the European Championships. “In Eugene there were 60 of us, but the eligible were 82. If we think about this number the 101 scares much less. The great growth of Italian athletics is there for all to see, and the Olympics effect is still alive, even if it is confirmed as a tribulated year.”

“Marcell Jacobs is an asset of Italian sport, it is normal that all the attention is on him. His presence in Munich is central, from his duet with Tamberi in Tokyo was born that spirit of emulation that we will also see at the European Championships. And he remains the favorite to beat. I’m also curious to see what he has learned in Eugene Chituru Ali; and Dosso if he can stretch one more bit, over 80 meters, is worth the final. In the 200, Tortu is going to be one of the coolest things, he’s always been progressing this year, he’s worth a major podium.”

Closing remark on the relay: “The goal is to play it with England and France, imagine if we have to run after a victory of Marcell in the 100….”

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