Roma 2024’s journey into athletics events continues. After the Italian Junior Championships in Grosseto, the Roma 2024 staff made a stop in Molfetta over the weekend that just ended, where the Absolute Championships were held. The three-day competition opened with the successes of Valentina Trapletti and Francesco Fortunato in the 10-kilometer Run. The two blue champions were presented with the Roma 2024 Special Award.
On Saturday of note were the victories of Zaynab Dosso and Samuele Ceccarelli in the 100-meter races. Young Lorenzo Simonelli won the 110 hurdles, while Nadia Battocletti won the 5,000-meter title.
Today’s high points were Ayomide Folorunso in the 400 hurdles with an Italian record (54″22) and Filippo Tortu, who triumphed in the 200 meters with a time of 20″14, stopping four hundredths short of his personal best.
During the three days of competitions, Roma 2024 staff distributed gadgets to the attending public. The next stage will be international: meet August 19-27 in Budapest for the World Championships. Waiting for the European Championships next summer.

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