Fourteen-year-old Kelly Doualla ran the 60 meters in an astonishing 7.27. That's a sci-fi time for a teenager: a world record for this age, yet another demonstration of the health of Italian athletics, with so many talented youngsters. The Italian beat the 7.30 run by American Tamari Davis in 2018. We are looking at a true prodigy and are probably...

The guy who won the biggest race in the Olympics now lives in relative obscurity inside a gated community in Florida. Hardly anybody recognizes him. Nobody bothers him. And that suits Marcell Jacobs just fine after dealing with the chaos that surrounded his every move back home in Italy. Because Jacobs, the unheralded sprinter who succeeded Usain B...

Italy's Olympic champion and showman Gianmarco Tamberi captured the world high jump title on Tuesday, in a dramatic finish against young American JuVaughn Harrison. Tamberi, who famously shared the Olympic title with three-time world champion Mutaz Barshim of Qatar, cleared a world-leading 2.36 metres for gold. He missed at one attempt at 2.40 and...

Paralympic athletics confirms itself as an all-Italian conquering ground, as happened at the Tokyo 2021 Paralympics. A triumph that always sees the same protagonists, with the same placings. In the 100-meter T63 race at the World Championships in Paris 2023, the podium confirmed the same as seen in some competitions in the last 2 years: Ambra Sabat...

Olympic high jump champion Gianmarco Tamberi paid tribute to "the strongest Italian athletics team ever" after leading his country to its first top Division victory in the Silesia 2023 European Athletics Team Championships. Tamberi, making his first appearance in nine months, played a captain’s role to help his team earn a n elusive title they mis...

It will start at exactly 10:01 a.m.: the same figures as the time he ran in Mexico City in '79 and which until five seasons ago remained the Italian 100-meter record. But they are also the digits of the years without Pietro (10) and of the number that distinguishes him: the number 1. The legend Pietro Mennea will be remembered this morning, March 2...

The fastest man in the world for the past two years is the Italian, American-born, Marcell Jacobs. The lightning bolt born in El Paso, Texas, to an American father and an Italian mother, has won everything in recent years except the world outdoor title. Olympic champion in Tokyo in the 100 meters and in the 4x100 relay, world indoor champion, Europ...

The European Indoor Athletics Championships in Istanbul have recently concluded, where the Italian national team collected 6 medals with 2 golds and 4 silvers, was 4th in the medal table (third in the number of medals won) and placed 27 athletes in the finals (including the relay) out of the 49 who took to the track. Three Italian records and two b...

Zane Weir, the Italian behemoth with South African blood, is the new European weight throw champion. A powerful shoulder that sent the seven-kilogram-plus ball soaring to 22.06 meters, a new Italian record and the best European performance of the year. Zane's gold is also Italian athletics' medal number 100 in 37 editions of the Euroindoors (since...

When Samuele Ceccarelli upset Olympic champion Marcell Jacobs to win the Italian 60m title a fortnight ago, most observers wrote it off as an anomaly, if not an outright fluke. But in the space of 6.48 seconds at the European Athletics Indoor Championships in Istanbul on Saturday night, the 23-year-old didn’t just back up that result. He ascended t...