4X100 RELAY: ITALY IN HISTORY WITH JACOBS, TORTU, DESALU AND PATTA
On a historic day for Italian sport, the blue 4×100 relay has hit an incredible gold, which brings the loot of athletics in Tokyo 2020 to five medals. All gold. Lorenzo Patta, the gold of the individual 100 meters Marcell Jacobs, Fausto Desalu And Filippo Tortu they ran a perfect race, in which each of the four did their best. Tortu, in the last quarter of the race, managed to stay ahead, sending journalists and members of the Italia Team into raptures, among the few spectators present at the Tokyo National Stadium on an evening that deserved a full house.or. The time, 37 “50, represents the new Italian record. But even this important chronometric response takes a back seat compared to a historic enterprise.
The race is over the notes of ‘Notti Magiche’ by Gianna Nannini and Edoardo Bennato resounded, in homage to Tortu, Jacobs, Desalu and Patta, new Olympic champions of the 4×100 relay. The Azzurri spent a long time on the track with the tricolor flags to celebrate with the Italian delegation, with Tortu – the latest relay runner – burst into tears.
“We are on top of the world. And I must say thanks to the Italians, we felt their push from home”. Marcel Jacobs with his two fingers in a V to indicate the two golds, at the end of the 4x100m won by Italy in Tokyo 2020. “Before entering the track – added to RaiSport the blue who repeated the gold of the 100 tonight – we said what was the greeting to do: we have all concluded, it is gold. Something has happened that you would not believe, and it is fantastic “.
“The relay is run in four and not alone, we have to thank everyone we have worked with. I knew I had to run relaxed and calm, because I knew I would overtake the English”. Filippo Tortu said this to RaiSport’s microphones commenting on the gold medal in the men’s 4x100m. “When I crossed the finish line I couldn’t believe it was true, then when I saw the weather it was stratospheric. But it doesn’t matter, we didn’t expect it. It’s the most beautiful emotion you can only imagine or dream about”, he added. “I thought I had run out of tears, but I enjoy them all. I don’t know if we’ll fall asleep. I don’t know if I’ll be able to sleep a wink. The best thing for me will be singing the anthem tomorrow,” he concluded.
“It’s my first Olympics, I think it went well”. Lorenzo Patta told Rai after winning gold in the 4×100 relay at the Olympics. “I’m very happy, in seventh heaven even if it doesn’t seem like it. I still don’t believe it, I thank the three of them for this great gift”.
“For being the second time that I have run around corners in a relay, I found myself quite well. We are a good group, we worked hard, the thing that made the difference is the great group that unites us”. Eseosa Desalu said this to Rai microphones after winning the 4×100 track and field relay at the Tokyo Olympics.
“Another day to be framed in Tokyo 2020. Three golds in a few hours, a historic gold medal in the 4x100m and an absolute record of Olympic medals in a single edition. Grandi Azzurri”. This is what we read on the official government twitter account.