In Tokyo we witnessed perhaps the biggest surprise in the history of modern sport
Miracles in excellent sport do not exist. Let’s make it clear. Yet, faced with the five Italian gold medals in athletics, that term inevitably comes up. We are still talking about a discipline that had been in a black crisis for decades. A Cinderella, to be almost ashamed of. Many times we have taken the example of the much more lively swimming to shake her from her torpor. Medals in Rio 2016? Zero-zero-zero.