The Italian Indoor Athletics Championships will be held on the weekend of February 26-27 . It promises to be a great show at the PalaIndoor in Ancona, it will be a crucial weekend approaching the Indoor World Cup (18-20 March in Belgrade). Let’s take a look at all the stars present and the favorites in the various races on the program.
MARCELL JACOBS – The cover man of the weekend. The 100-meter Olympic Champion will be called to his fourth outing of the season, seeking new glory on the 60 meters. After having clearly won in Berlin (6.51), Lodz (6.49) and Lievin (6.50), the blue will go in search of the tricolor confirmation over distance. Last year he imposed himself in Ancona, a prelude to the continental seal complete with an Italian record (6.47). Will another luxury time trial arrive? Will it get close to the European record (6.42)? To face him Giovanni Galbieri and Chituru Ali, who have been capable of 6.60 and 6.61 respectively in the last weeks.
ZAYNAB DOSSO AND THE WOMEN’S SPRINT – Zaynab Dosso is fresh from the Italian record (7.19 in Lodz) and is chasing her first title on 60 meters. There is plenty of distance as Aurora Berton printed 7.29 in Torun, Irene Siragusa and Gloria Hooper are certainties like Anna Bongiorni and Vittoria Fontana, without forgetting Dalia Kaddar (7.38) and 17-year-old Ludovica Galuppi (7.44).
FLYING WEIGHT – A titanic battle promises. Leonardo Fabbri saw his Italian record of 21.59 shake a few days ago, under the blows of Nick Ponzio (21.53) and Zane Weir (21.50) in Torun. We will see some really good ones in one of the flagship events of the entire weekend. Among women, on the other hand, Chiara Rosa chases the 30th flag of her career between open and hall.
LARISSA IAPICHINO FOR THE REDEMPTION – The 19-year-old Tuscan seeks redemption after 6.38 followed by four nulls in Torun. The daughter of art, who flew at 6.91 on these platforms last year, will aim for the Italian flag and a good measure, challenging Arianna Battistella and Carol Zangobbo. In the triple jump the duel between Darya Derkach and Ottavia Cestonaro, while in the pole vault Elisa Molinarolo and Roberta Bruni will compete. Expectation for Elena Vallortigara in the high jump, even if far from 1.96 two years ago (Alessia Trost renounces).
JUMPS WITHOUT DRUMPS – Gianmarco Tamberi will not be in the match. The Olympic high jump champion has effectively given up the entire indoor season. In the long jump Filippo Randazzo is expected to be above eight meters , while in the triple jump the four boys capable of going over 17 meters in 2021 will be missing (Dallavalle, Ihemeje, Bocchi, Forte). In the high attention to the promising Mattia Furlani , who will cross Christian Falocchi and Silvano Chesani. In the pole vault, the trio of Max Mandusic promises to be.
SPARKLING MID-BOTTOM – Ossama Meslek set the Italian record of 1500 meters last Saturday, but he will not participate. Pietro Arese and Nesim Amsellek, who has enchanted in recent weeks, Yassin Bouih remains the man to beat on 3000 meters, while on 800 meters there is waiting for the challenge between Catalin Tecuceanu and Simone Barontini. Gaia Sabbatini , fresh from the Italian record on 1000 meters, will cross Elena Bellò on 800 meters. On the 1500 meters, however, a duel between Federica Del Buono and Giulia Aprile, while on the 3000 meters to fear Ludovica Caalli against always Del Buono and Aprile.
OBSTACLES – Paolo Dal Molin against Hassane Fofana for men. Bright Bogliolo seeks redemption after some subdued releases.