Absolute Championships 2013

Many confirmations and some surprises from the Mondo track at the Milan Civic Arena.


In Milan from July 26 to 28, the Italian Championships in Athletics were held. From July 26 to 28 were held in Milan, the Italian Championships in Athletics. The competitions took place inside the Civic Arena, the same facility which housed the first edition in 1906. Among the most interesting competitions of the three days in Milan, was that of sprinters who ran on blanket of Mondo Sportflex SX Classic 12mm. One of the most balanced final was the men’s 100 m, who saw Delmas Obou cross the finish line in 10:37, only one second less than Fabio Cerutti and Simone Colio. In the women’s 100m, success for the favorite Gloria Hooper, who ran an 11:54. The athlete of Forestry also attempted to repeat the success in the 200 m, but however had to settle for second place behind the Marzia Caravelli, which won the national title with a time of 23:16. Marzia Caravelli then confirmed her qualities as a good hurdler, winning the fourth consecutive title in the 100m hurdles, with a time of 13:01. In the 110 hurdles, success for Hassane Fofana, who ran in 13.93. Surprises in the final of the men’s 200m, with Diego Marani who won by running a 20.77, crossing the line ahead the two favorites Davide Manenti and Enrico Demonte. No surprises in the women’s 400m final, with the favorite Chiara Bazzoni who ran in 52.57. In the men’s 400m, great time for Matteo Galvan, who won the national title with a time of 45.71. In the 400m hurdles, success and personal best performance for Eusebio Haliti, who for the first time has run under 50 seconds 49.85. In the final of the women’s 400 m hurdles, no problem for the Italian record Yadisleidy Pedroso, who won the title with a time of 55.26. Surprises and confirmations in the challenges between brackets. The men's 4x100 final was surprisingly won by Riccardi Athletics, with the quartet Dental, Squillace, Tortu and Galbieri. The Milan team has raced in 40.50, compared to 40.70 of the favorites Guardia di Finanza, who finished second.In the women's 4x100 final, again Gloria Hooper star in the quartet of Forestry, with the Latins, and Arcioni Giovanetti, who won with a time of 45.43. The men’s 4x400 final saw the success of yellow flame: the quartet of Tricca, Valentini, Barberi Lorenzi and stopped the clock at 3:10:55. The title of the women's 4x400 was won by the quartet Army: Baldessarri, Milani, Chigbolu Bazzoni and who have in 3:39:33. In the middle distance and distance races, to record two goals from Julia Viola, who won both 5000 m (16:05:39) and 1500 m (4:14:26). Predictions met in the final of the 5,000 m men, with the fifth consecutive title won by Stefano La Rosa (14:11:34), and in the final of the 800 m women, with the success of Marta Milani (2:04:08). Surprising victory in the 800 meters men Michele Oberti, who raced in 1:51:41, while no longer a surprise the young Nicholas Svetlana Reina (not yet 16 years of age), who won the title in the women's 3000m steeplechase with the best performance Italian under 18, 10:13.89. Based on the results obtained by their competitors (absolute won 7 titles), the men and women of yellow flame of the Army won for the fourth consecutive time the Italian Cup.