Who is Larissa Iapichino, Argentinian in the long jump at the European Championships in Rome and daughter of Fiona May

Larissa Iapichino he conquered the silver medal at the European Athletics Championships From Rome long jump. For her, aged just 21, on Wednesday evening, it was an incredible victory beyond second place: Larissa is the best Italian long-distance runnercontent of Italian indoor record thanks to a jump of 6.97 meters.

Many don't know it, but in reality she didn't even want to devote herself to the same profession as her parents, quite the contrary. He wanted to do something completely different in life.

European under-20 and under-23 champion, European indoor vice-champion, absolute holder of the Italian indoor record, despite being the daughter of two champions like Fiona May And Gianni Iapichinohe wanted to do something completely different.

“Two athletes at home was already too much – he revealed before the European Championships – I wanted to build my own thing. I wanted to create my own path and do something totally different. » She wants to devote herself to artistic gymnastics, which she practices first, before devoting herself to athletics.

Training after training, jump after jump, Larissa became one of the most successful Italian champions in the discipline.

Among the great merits of the young girl, born in July 2002 in Borgo San Lorenzo – in the Florentine region – there is certainly that of having quickly got rid of the prestigious but cumbersome label of “daughter of”. Larissa Iapichino followed in her mother's footsteps but is making a lot of noise thanks to the results obtained.

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