Gianmarco Tamberi: “When I heard that the Golden Gala will be held without spectators, it was a big blow for me. For us the support from the crowd is very important, but I know that my fans will follow me on TV. I cannot say that it was bad season, but I had higher expectations. I really need to bounce back from the disappointing competition in Ostrava. In Rome the level is very high. The best high jumpers in the world are here. Nedasekau is the favourite as he leads the world seasonal list. I spend the last few days in Chieti alone. I needed to recharge the batteries and work on the mental side of my preparation”.
Yeman Crippa will run in the 3000 metres one week after breaking the Italian record in the 5000m in Ostrava with 13:02.26. Crippa is running with the goal to break Gennaro Di Napoli’s Italian record (7:39.54).
Yeman Crippa: “I am in very good shape. The Golden Gala organizers put together a good race. I will try to stay with the best runners to run a fast time. Despite the problems in 2020 I achieved good results because I don’t feel pressure and I am more relaxed”.
Leonardo Fabbri improved his 2019 PB by one metre to 21.99m during his impressive season.
Leonardo Fabbri: “The goal for Rome is to put over 21 metres and be consistent over 21.50m. I was disappointed with the postponement of the Olympic Games but I know that another year of work can be very positive for me. It gave me a lot of energy.”.