It was a bittersweet Friday night (15) for Gianmarco Tamberi at the Meeting Herculis in Monaco, the ninth stop of this year’s IAAF Diamond League.
To describe Gianmarco Tamberi as a colourful figure was literally true on Wednesday (1) at the hotel for the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Rome, clad as he was in a bright yellow t-shirt, black leggings and deep red shoes ahead of the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea.
Freshly crowned world indoor high jump champion Gianmarco Tamberi will take on an outstanding field that includes former global champions Bogdan Bondarenko and Mutaz Barshim at the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea, the fifth stop of the 2016 IAAF Diamond League series, set for Rome's Olympic stadium on Thursday (2 June).
Organisers for the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Birmingham on 5 June have announced a superb high jump field, including Canada’s world champion Derek Drouin, Italy’s world indoor champion Gianmarco Tamberi and British star Robbie Grabarz.
Organisers of the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea have revealed the names of three global champions who are set to compete at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Rome on 2 June.
A capacity crowd again packed the Oregon Convention Center and they were again treated to a splendid night of athletics with 10 champions crowned on the third day of the IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016.
Gianmarco Tamberi flirted with danger throughout the early stages of the competition, which lasted just under two hours, but he eventually fulfilled his status as the pre-event favourite to win Italy’s first World Indoor Championships gold medal in 15 years.
Being called The Italian Stallion is an over-used English language nickname for any talented high profile sportsman representing the Azzurri but Gianmarco Tamberi would certainly be another deserving recipient of the epithet, especially considering his galloping gait approaching the high jump bar, if he were to strike gold in Portland on Saturday.
High jumpers Ruth Beitia of Spain and Gianmarco Tamberi of Italy will head to the IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016 as medal favourites after confidence-boosting victories at their respective national indoor championships on Sunday (6).
Gianmarco Tamberi cleared an outright Italian record and world-leading mark of 2.38m in the Czech town of Hustopece on Saturday evening (13).