The athletics legend Fiona May will be Ambassador of the European Athletics Championships to be held in Rome from 7 to 12 June at the Olympic Stadium and the Foro Italico Park (tickets on sale here).

The collaboration between the long jump legend and the EuroRoma 2024 Foundation (LOC) represents an important synergy between a sports icon and one of the most important events of 2024.

After a career full of glory, Fiona May is keeping his commitment to promoting sport and its values, and now she is ready to join the Roma 2024 European Athletics Championships team. The legend will take part in the upcoming institutional initiatives and communication activities to promote the Championships.

“I am honoured to be Ambassador of the Roma 2024 European Athletics Championships. I am really excited to take part in the event with such an important role. It will be great to share this amazing experience with the new champions of Italian and international athletics,” says Fiona May, who has represented excellence in athletics for years. Born in Slough in the UK in 1969, after starting her career with the British national team she joined the Italian national team from 1994, winning two world gold, silver and bronze medals and two Olympic silver medals in the long jump. She is still the Italian record holder in the speciality (7.11 metres). 

This passion for athletics and long jump has also been passed on to her daughter Larissa Iapichino, who has followed in her footsteps and currently holds the World Under-20 and Italian indoor records in the long jump.

The programme of the Roma 2024 European Athletics Championships includes six consecutive days of competition and eleven sessions in total. The women’s long jump qualification will take place at 10.35 a.m. on Tuesday, 11 June, while the final is scheduled for 8.54 p.m. in the last evening session on Wednesday, 12 June. The closing of the Championships promises to be exciting, with ten finals scheduled, including the women’s and men’s 4×100 and 4×400 relays.