A star-studded women's long jump field and top men's shot put clash have been announced for the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea in Florence, with exactly one month to go until the Wanda Diamond League meeting.
The Italian's 6.91m leap is now in the record books
Larissa Iapichino broke the world U20 indoor record in the long jump with a leap of 6.91m at the Italian Indoor Championships in Ancona on Saturday.
Two of the world’s most talented teenagers produced stand-out performances on either side of the Atlantic on Saturday (6).
Sandi Morris and Katie Nageotte topped a world-leading 4.81m at the Acadia Invitational on Thursday (16), a pole vault competition held on the jumping facility Morris helped build in Greenville, South Carolina.
When Italy’s 17-year-old rising star Larissa Iapichino won the European U20 long jump title last year, she followed some very big, and very familiar footsteps: those of her mother, Fiona May, who took the same title in 1987, eight years before winning the first of her two world long jump crowns.