The Farfalle Azzurre fly again and on the last day of the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Kitakyushu, Japan, they won the gold medal in the hoops and clubs competition with 42.275 points. Beat Russia (40.950 points) and the hosts Japan (40.900). This is the tenth gold ever for Italy in a Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships. But not o...

With still one day of competitions to go, Italy accelerates its sprint in the general medals table of the SUDS Open Euro TriGames - competition for Athletes with Down Syndrome - thanks to athletics and synchronized swimming. Moreover, the medals were accompanied by two world records signed by Nicole Orlando. The "Azzurra" retouched the record in th...

The Romans orbited around Lamont Marcell Jacobs, stretching their legs on the track. “Ciao Champion,” said one Speedwalker. “You make us dream of an old man,” said one of the old men. Jacobs bowed to the trap music from the portable speakers and cursed him to the start line. Then he took a calm breath, crouched and exploded, and ran faster than any...

After the victory of the European Football Championship and the extraordinary results obtained at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, this incredible Italian summer ended with another amazing sporting success, the one obtained by the unbeatable Italian athletes at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo. An extraordinary feat, because with only 113 athletes, Italy...

Mennea Day 2021 will be held on 12 September in Barletta and will be an important event in a fantastic year for Italian sport. The memory of Pietro Mennea relives in the streets of Puglia in the memory of the legendary 19.72 in Mexico City on the 200 meters at the 1979 Universiade. On 12 September in Barletta, the birthplace of Pietro Mennea, on th...

In 2016, at the Rio Paralympics, Italy won a total of 39 medals, 10 of them gold. Now, after the first week of the Tokyo Paralympics (which will end on September 5), Italy is already at 43 medals, 11 of them gold. Today alone, Italian athletes have won 9 medals: one gold, seven silver and one bronze. The bronze medal was won by Xenia Francesca Pala...

The victory of the European Football Championship in July was only the beginning of a magical Italian summer. A summer that gave endless emotions to the Italians, demonstrating to the entire world how strong is this land that for millennia has amazed the world with its epic feats in art, architecture, engineering, literature and sport. At the Tokyo...

Already at just 16, pole vaulter Great Nnachi is one of Italy’s most promising athletes. Two years ago, the teenager broke the Italian record for her age category, successfully clearing 3.70 metres. But, despite being born in Turin, she's unable to get Italian citizenship and compete for Italy on the world stage. Because her parents are Nigerian, s...

Even in retirement, former DePaul athletics director Jean Lenti Ponsetto remains a vivid, radiant beacon lighting the way for those aspiring to follow in her path making college athletics a way of life. The latest milestone paying tribute to Ponsetto's iconic 42-year career in Lincoln Park came last week when the National Association of Collegiate...

Italy continued its summer of incredible sporting success by clinching gold in the men’s 4x100m relay at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. It was the country’s first-ever victory in the men’s relay and brings the total number of medals won by Italy so far at this Olympics to 38 – placing it seventh in the medals table, the highest among countries from mainl...