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From left to right: Filippo Tortu, Lorenzo Patta, Marcell Jacobs and Matteo Meluzzo. © ANSA / FABIO FRUSTACI

Golden finish for Jacobs and Co. in Rome

So far, it has been one of the most successful European Championships of all time for Italy. On the last day, the boot-shaped country grabbed another four medals, including gold in the 4x100-meter relay.

Even on the last day of the 2024 European Athletics Championships in Rome, which was so successful for Italy, the home fans were able to celebrate a few medals. Larissa Iapichino (6,94 meters) started off, only having to admit defeat in the long jump to shooting star Malaika Mihambo from Germany (7,22 meters), who won European Championship gold for the second time, and took silver. Bronze went to Agate De Sousa from Portugal (6,91 meters).

Another silver medal went to the men's 4x400 meter relay team (Brayan Lopez, Luca Sito, Vladimir Aceti, Riccardo Meli, Edoardo Scotti and Alessandro Sibilio) behind Belgium and ahead of Germany, while Pietro Arese won bronze in the 1500 meter sprint. Gold went to Jakob Ingebrigtsen from Norway, and silver went to Belgian Jochem Vermeulen.

Pietro Arese looks at the scoreboard and sees bronze. © ANSA / FABIO FRUSTACI

At the end of the European Championships, the fans were treated to one of the absolute highlights: the men's 4x100 relay, in which Marcell Jacobs also laced up his shoes again. The Azzurri were among the absolute favorites and did not disappoint the fans in the Eternal City. Jacobs, who was the second runner to race across the track, and his colleagues Filippo Tortu, Lorenzo Patta and Matteo Meluzzo did not give their opponents a chance and ran unchallenged to the outstanding gold medal (37,82 seconds). Silver went to the Netherlands (38,46 seconds) and bronze to Germany (38,52 seconds).

A sensational European Championship comes to an end

This European Championship proved to be a true triumph for the Italian team. In the historic setting of the Olympic Stadium, where the 1960 Olympic Games were held, Italy experienced one of the most successful championships in its history. The Azzurri grabbed a total of 24 medals, eleven of which were gold, nine silver and four bronze.

In addition to a few surprises, the shooting stars of Italian athletics were reliable. Marcell Jacobs added to his Olympic gold and World Championship title the second gold medal at a European Championship, as well as today's victory in the relay. In addition to Jacobs, the bird of paradise Gianmarco Tamberi as the athletics personality from the boot-shaped country. He defended his high jump title on Tuesday and thrilled the audience with his spectacular jumps and interesting beard style.

The Azzurri medals

gold medals
Antonella Palmisano, 20km
Nadia Battocletti, 5000m
Leonardo Fabbri, shot put
Lorenzo Ndele Simonelli, 110m hurdles
Marcell Jacobs, 100m men
Yemaneberhan Crippa, half marathon
Men’s team half marathon (Crippa, Riva)
Sara Fantini, hammer throw
Nadia Battocletti 10.000m
Gianmarco Tamberi, high jump
Men's 4x100m relay

Silver medals
Valentina Trapletti, 20km
Mixed 4x400m relay
Mattia Furlani, long jump
Chituru Ali, 100m
Pietro Riva, half marathon
Filippo Tortu, 200m
Alessandro Sibilio, 400m hurdles
Men's 4x400m relay
Larissa Iapichino, long jump

Bronze medals
Francesco Fortunato, 20km walk
Catalin Tecuceanu, 800m
Zaynab Dosso, 100m
Pietro Arese, 1500m

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