Gianmarco Tamberi does not give up, he does not give up. The waste left by Covid is not easy to dispose of, the fatigue in training multiplies, but the blue in difficulties knows how to find the strength to always get up. The Olympic champion in the high jump left today for Hungary: he chose to be there, in Székesfehérvár, on Monday, in the Gold meeting of the Continental Tour, the first of the two commitments scheduled in the coming days, followed by the Herculis meeting on Wednesday evening at Montecarlo “To try to have a chance to make the European Championships I have to test myself – Tamberi’s words – I managed to do only one technical training from the World Cup to today, due to Covid: it was 3 days ago, and it was a disaster.
But I want to continue to hope and try to understand if in the race I can find something inside me that allows me to compete in the European Championships. “The countdown, today, Saturday, says -10 days: qualification Tuesday, August 16, final two days later, Thursday 18 August.
In Hungary, at the Gyulai Istvan Memorial, on Monday afternoon, he will find one of Eugene’s World Cup medalists, the bronze Andriy Protsenko, potential main opponent in the gold rush of the European Championships in Munich.
In Hungary, among other things, Nick Ponzio’s tour de force also continues, today fourth with 20.81 in the Diamond League in Chorzow: in a quasi-photocopy match he meets the Americans Joe Kovacs and Josh Awotunde and the New Zealander Tom Walsh. An absolute star for the meeting: the 400hs Martian Sydney McLaughlin, on her first outing after Eugene’s visionary 50.68 world record.