In Rieti a “rusty” Tortu makes 10:28 out of 100

The season of starts from 10.28 (+0.7) Filippo Tortu in the 100 meters. On the Rieti straight, in the Fastweb Cup heat, the Italian record holder is the fastest in the first round and then a couple of hours later he expresses himself in 10.31 (-0.1) in the final, overcome by the Ghanaian Sean Safo-Antwi (10.29) .

«I will be honest, it has never happened to me not to be able to give a detailed description of the race. Usually I always know what is going on – observes the sprinter of the Yellow Flames – now the important thing is to leave this day behind. It is normal to feel sorry, but it is part of this job and you cannot always win. Not all shots go to the basket. Tomorrow I will leave for Sardinia for a training period in Olbia, then on July 16th I will go back to the race in Savona »the Tortu comment.

Davide Re 20:69 on the 200 meters

Twenty-one hundredths less than the staff for Davide Re (Yellow Flames) in the 200. It is a comforting start for the Italian record holder of the 400 meters: on the home track it improves up to 20.69, a time trial that is even better than the expectations on the eve, and this is excellent news in view of the debut on the track lap which will take place in Savona on 16 July. «I am very happy, indeed doubly happy, because I did not expect to feel so good and go so fast on 100 and 200» the words of the King.

Good debut in the obstacles for Luminosa Bogliolo (Fiamme Oro): in the first of the two races of the day of the 100hs, the Ligurian who turned 25 yesterday is expressed in 12.93, with a wind of contrary wind (-0.2).

Tamberi “disappointed”

Then there was the Tamberi time: Super Gimbo closed the meeting with two attempts at 2.31, a measure that would have been the best world performance of the year outdoors, failed by a whisker. Yet Tamberi finally used words of disappointment: «I came here to skip something more than what I did wrong, I can’t go home satisfied. I’m sorry I didn’t give a good performance », his comment.