Italian high jumping continued to go from strength to strength as Gianmarco Tamberi and Marco Fassinotti jumped a world-leading 2.35m at the Banskobystricka latka High Jump Meeting in the Slovak city of Banska Bystrica on Thursday (4).
Before last month, only one Italian athlete had ever won at an IAAF Diamond League competition. At the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games in London, not only did that tally double to two, but Italy secured its first ever 1-2 finish at an IAAF Diamond League event.
European marathon champion Daniele Meucci and high jumpers Marco Fassinotti and Alessia Trost are among the 33 confirmed athletes on Italy’s team for the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015.
Italian high jumpers Marco Fassinotti and Alessia Trost set world-leading marks of 2.34m and 1.96m in the Czech town of Hustopece as the now traditional Moravia High Jump Tour got underway on Saturday (24).