The Italy of athletics has rewritten the history at the European Championships, obtaining 13 medals in just three days: 7 gold, 5 silver and 1 bronze. This exceptional result is unprecedented in the twenty-five previous editions of the competition, from 1934 to the present. The previous record of 12 medals, set in Split in 1990, has been largely surpassed by an Italian team that represents a new era: young, successful, integrated and multi-ethnic. A record-breaking Italy.

Record-breaking Italy

The 2024 edition of the European Championships highlighted not only athletic performances, but also the cultural richness of Italy. Diversity has become a strength, with athletes from different backgrounds contributing to collective success.

From the triumphs in the 100 meters of Marcell Jacobs and Chituru Ali, to the Italian record in the 110 meters hurdles of Lorenzo Simonelli, Italian athletics has demonstrated how integration can lead to extraordinary results.

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Italy's triumph at the European Championships is not just about medals, but also represents one cultural victory. Athletes like Chituru Ali, of Ghanaian and Nigerian origins, and Zaynab Dosso, born in Ivory Coast and raised in Rubiera, demonstrate how diversity can be an invaluable resource.

THEMultiethnic Italy and athletics winner now looks to the Olympics with renewed ambitions. With a young and determined team, the future looks bright.

The names in detail

The athletes who won the medals are an example of excellence and diversity. Mattia Furlani, with Senegalese origins, set the under-20 world record in the long jump.

Gianmarco Tamberi, the charismatic standard-bearer at the Games, represents the symbol of a national team with a thousand shades. Antonella Palmisano, from Puglia and champion of the 20 km walk, has shown that she still has great ambitions for Paris.

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Leonardo Fabbri, the Tuscan who dominated the shot put with exceptional throws, now aims to challenge the American giants at the Olympics. Yeman Crippa, an Ethiopian adopted by a Milanese family, won gold in the half marathon. Lorenzo Simonelli, born in Tanzania to an Italian father and a Tanzanian mother, won over the public with his determination.

Finally, Marcell Jacobs, born in El Paso, Texas, chose Rome as his adopted city, where he began to believe in his Olympic dream. After winning gold in Tokyo, he reiterated his dominance at the European Championships too.

European Athletics Championships 2024: record-breaking Italy last edit: 2024-06-11T08:13:02+02:00 da Cristina Gatto

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