Gimbo flies into the final at 13 on Sunday: a 2.28 is enough, a measure centered on the second attempt: “I didn’t find the right rhythms, but I know I can express myself for what I’m worth”. Eliminated Thin
The first goal is hit: Gimbo Tamberi, for the first time in his career, arrives at the Olympic final of the high. Appointment on Sunday: the dream, you know, is the podium. Meanwhile, the five-circle curse is dispelled. And, after what happened on the eve of Rio 2016, with that injury that cannot be forgotten, it is already a lot.
For the final
The direct qualification is scheduled at 2.30 or in any case for the best twelve. The blue, following the progression established by the regulation, jumps 2.17, 2.21 and 2.25 at the first test. He makes a mistake at 2.28, but makes up for it shortly after. That’s enough, you don’t need to go any further. The quota is in fact exceeded by thirteen athletes and the judges decide that it can be fine. The Ukrainian Protsenko and the German Przyblyko were among the excellent excluded. Also eliminated Stefano Sottile who, after two nulls at 2.21, stops for a muscle problem in his left thigh. Gimbo, in the race for medals, will challenge the five athletes indicated by him as favorites (the Qatari Basrhim, who appeared in excellent condition, the American Harrison, the Belarusian Nedasekau and the Russians Akimenko and Ivanuk), but also the Canadian Lovett, the New Zealander Kerr, the Australian Starc, the other American McEwen, the South Korean Sanghyeok Woo and the British Gale.
“I liked the warm-up jumps – says the man from the Marches – less so in the races when, forcing the run-up, accelerating, I didn’t find the right times under the bar. I hope to resolve these technical difficulties and, ultimately, to express myself as I can. Yes, after a bad try, I also got a “oh my, that’s disgusting”. Entering this stadium today was nevertheless very exciting. Too bad for the absence of an audience: at one point I tried to call the rhythmic applause, but I realized that it didn’t make much sense. The others? I have to focus on myself and find a way to jump high. I will watch the videos, I will study what went wrong. But the goal was to go to the final and I went there ”.
July 30, 2021 (change July 30, 2021 | 05:37)
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