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...

Italy’s Antonella Palmisano claimed top spot in the women’s 20km victory on Friday in Sapporo, producing a sensational performance and finishing in a time of 1:29:12 as she made it two from two for Italy in the 20km race walks at these Games. Boosted by the victory for her countryman Massimo Stano in the men’s event, it was redemption for the 30-ye...

The Texas-born sprinter who was the surprise winner of the biggest race of the Olympics will carry Italy’s flag at Sunday’s closing ceremony of the Tokyo Games. Italian Olympic Committee president Giovanni Malagò announced the honor for Marcell Jacobs on Thursday, shortly after Jacobs helped his country qualify for the final in the 4x100-meter rela...

Italy’s Massimo Stano won the Olympic men’s 20km race walk on Thursday, pulling ahead of the pack in the final stages to claim his country’s third gold medal in the event. Japan’s Koki Ikeda secured the silver medal and compatriot Toshikazu Yamanishi claimed bronze, the first Olympic medals for Japan in the 20km race walk. Stano had never won a maj...

Italy’s two shock 100m and high jump Olympic champions joked about both winning gold medals over a late-night PlayStation session hours before their victories, but decided the idea was “too crazy”. The story was revealed by the Olympic 100m champion Marcell Jacobs after he stormed to 100m victory in 9.80 seconds. Immediately after the race Jacobs h...

Lamont Marcell Jacobs has made Olympic history by becoming the first Italian to win the Men's 100m final which was held in Tokyo today, Sunday 1 August. Jacobs won the race with a time of 9.8 seconds after qualifying for the final by setting a new European record of 9.84 seconds. The race, which featured a new generation of sprinters, was the first...

A blue bolt from Texas. “My full name is Lamont Marcell Jacobs, but for everyone I am only Marcell”: this is how the twenty-six-year-old of the Fiamme Oro presents himself with simplicity. , signing the new Italian record at the Ottolia Memorial in Savona: 9 “94, 5 cents faster than Filippo Tortu’s (9” 99) on 22 June 2018 in Madrid. The father is a...

Italy has a long tradition in athletics, one of the most loved and practiced sports in the peninsula since the beginning of the last century and until the '80s. The march is the specialty that has given the greatest satisfaction in the most important international competitions, starting from the Olympic Games. From Ugo Frigerio's first Olympic gold...

In 1936, 19-year-old Louis Zamperini qualified for the Summer Olympics in Berlin. Even today, he remains the youngest American to qualify in the 5,000 meter track and field event. He didn’t earn a medal at the Olympics, but several years later he would take part in actions that resulted in medals earned for acts of valor. In 1938, Zamperini attende...

The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) announced the 2021 Hall of Fame class. The list of inductees includes: Lynda Goodrich, Western Washington University; Dan Guerrero, UCLA; Jean Lenti Ponsetto, DePaul University; Craig Littlepage, University of Virginia; Dave Roach, Fordham University; Cathie Schweitzer, Springfie...