Yeman Crippa and the historic gold in the 10,000: all his excitement
A long-awaited gold, and celebrated with irrepressible joy.
Yeman Crippa writes history. The Italian, born in Ethiopia, adopted at age 5 by a Milanese family and then transplanted to Trentino, takes a gold medal in the 10,000 meters at the European Championships in Munich that already smells of legend, thanks to his extraordinary sprint in the final 300 meters. With him on the podium were Norway’s Mezngi and France’s Schrub.
Uncontrollable was his joy at the end of the race. “I am delighted, because I can finally say that I have won a gold medal of great value at an absolute level,” Crippa in fact commented. “I did a few tears, but I am happy with my race. Maybe I focused a little too much on the Frenchman, but in the end I realized he didn’t have any and I moved.”
“I think I controlled the lead of the race well, then I won the gold and I want to dedicate this medal to myself. I think this is my race,” added Crippa. Who then also wanted to tell the backstory about his jubilation, which came with Jacobs in mind. “I did like Marcell, to show the muscles. But they’re not there. Now I enjoy this success, ideal ending to the season. Now grit prevails, but then the emotions will come out.”