European Indoor Athletics Championships 2023, Ceccarelli gold and Jacobs silver in the 60 meters

Double Azzurri in the final in Istanbul

Samuele Ceccarelli gold medal and Marcell Jacobs silver medal in the 60 meters at the 2023 European Indoor Athletics Championships in Istanbul. The Tuscan imposes himself with 6″48. Jacobs, beaten by Ceccarelli already at the Ancona Absolutes, scores 6″50. Bronze for the Swede Henrik Larsson (6″53).

“For now I don’t realize, it will take time to realize. I just tried to stay as relaxed as possible, I succeeded”, Ceccarelli tells RaiSport. “I expected Samuel to go to the medal, I hoped he didn’t win the gold…”, says Jacobs, aiming for the triumph. “At least though – he adds – the gold remained in the house. Congratulations to Samuele, he was really good. I ran with a little pain in my leg but I didn’t think about it, without pulling back I threw myself to give everything I had”.

For Italy, which has won 4 medals in total, Dariya Derkach’s silver in the triple jump also arrives. The blue conquers the second place with the measurement of 14.20, behind the Turkish Tugba Danismaz, gold with 14.31. Bronze to Portuguese Patricia Mamona with 13.41.