Finally, in the middle of the night, Gianmarco Tamberi qualifies for the final of the high jump at the Tokyo 2020 Games. The blue has passed 2.28 on the second attempt. Eliminated instead Stefano Sottile, the final is scheduled for Sunday. A rematch, after the games missed due to injury in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. An injury that for obvious reasons Gianmarco lived in a dramatic way. Yes, it was sports drama.
“I’ve been waiting for this final for too long. I can’t wait, I have given my soul for the past five years to be here. I’m happy to be able to play my cards “. These were the first words delivered to the Rai microphones by Tamberi, after qualifying for the final of the high jump.” It was not a good race but the important thing was to qualify “.
And again, he added: “I was hoping to find different confirmations during the race. After passing 2’28” I said my mom that sucks. The first goal was to go to the final and the second was to find the right jump I didn’t succeed but the approach to the Games was terrible, the opposite of what I expected “, he remarked.” I didn’t jump well even today but it doesn’t matter: it only counts to do it the day after tomorrow “, concluded Tamberi. And now, spasmodic waiting for a final where the goal is the maximum.