Finals day, during the relay world championships in Chorzow, in Poland, where Italy yesterday reached the goal set before the start, the qualification of all 5 relays for both the Olympics and the 2022 World Cup.
Climatically worse evening than the previous one, where there was not already an ideal temperature for speed races, with only 7 degrees, a lot of humidity, a few drops of rain and wind blowing quite strongly on the straight opposite the finish line.
On the eve, based on the results of yesterday’s semifinals, we expected two gold medals, in the men’s 4 × 100 and in the mixed 4 × 400, but only the latter respected the favors of the prediction by clearly winning the race.
On the other hand, two problematic changes denied victory to the men’s blue fast relay, which could count on two extraordinary sprinters in the team. Filippo Tortu and Marcel Jacobs but, in these competitions, the passing of the baton counts above all and, in the end, we snatched a silver thanks also to the disqualification of two teams that had come in front of us.