Larissa Iapichino equals the primacy of mother Fiona – Sport

Ancona. A 6.91 meter long flight that is worth its personal history, that of female world athletics but above all the absolute Italian record, so much so as to equal her mother, Fiona May, icon of long jump in the world in the last twenty years of last century. But there is more behind Larissa Iapichino’s fantastic feat. In seconds, time to take a run, hit the tablet, soar, soar and land at 6.91, Larissa has improved what was the oldest female indoor junior world record 38 years ago. A flight that also means the best performance in the world of 2021 and having secured participation for the Tokyo Olympics. In short, a triumph for the daughter of art under the eyes of mother Fiona and father Gianni (former pole jumper) present on the deserts of the Palaindoor of Ancona – due to the anti-covid measures – on the first day of the Absolutes. age comparison with her mother, Larissa obtained the “monster” measure at 18 years 7 months and 2 days while Fiona at 28 years 2 months and 19 days and above all in the middle of her wonderful career that had already seen her twice world champion (open and covered) and Olympic silver (Atlanta ’96). That March 1st 23 years ago in Valencia, Fiona May also won the European title. The Florentine long-distance player yesterday canceled the oldest indoor female under 20 world record in history. It was on 6,88 on February 1, 1983, jumped at the Sportforum in East Berlin by Heike Daute, a Valkyrie from the GDR who over the years became a German sports legend with the married surname, Drechsler. “It is a mixture of emotions, it is surreal, a dream, the emotions are a thousand, it all came together, it is difficult to achieve, in reality I still feel like a puppy among the lionesses – said Larissa -. Thinking that I have beaten Heike Drechsler’s record leaves me pleasantly shocked because she is one of the goddesses of the long jump. MAR


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