Olympic Champion Livio Berruti's Message to Italian Sprinters Ahead of Rome European Championships

Olympic Champion Livio Berruti's Message to Italian Sprinters Ahead of Rome European Championships
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Monday 15 April 2024, 21:28
The 1960 Rome 200 meters Olympic champion, Livio Berruti, has sent a message to the Italian sprinters in view of the European Championships in Rome. On the morning of Monday, April 15th, he met with the Italian relay team on the first day of the gathering at the Stadio dei Marmi named after Pietro Mennea. Athletics, the Lithuanian Mykolas Alekna beats the world discus throw record. The longest-standing men's record falls. Livio Berruti's words "I have always lived sport with a spirit of curiosity and with the pleasure of running. Today for me is a dive into the past, it means returning to a beautiful moment, full of enthusiasm and smiles. A sport in which the best won and the others applauded him. To the Italian sprinters, I wish all the best for the Rome 2024 European Championships." The Bearzot award for the Olympic champion A special surprise for the athletes of the National team, excited, honored to meet in person one of the myths of Italian athletics, whose victory more than sixty years ago at the Olympic Stadium has remained etched in not only the sports memory but in all of Italian culture. The occasion was Livio Berruti's presence in Rome to receive the Bearzot Lifetime Achievement Award, in the ceremony promoted by the Unione Sportiva Acli together with FIGC in the Hall of Honor of CONI. Berruti greeted each of the Italian 4x100 relay sprinters, from the Olympic champion Lorenzo Patta to the European 60 champion Samuele Ceccarelli, from the world 60 hurdles silver medalist Lorenzo Simonelli to the emerging Marco Ricci and Matteo Melluzzo, accompanied by the speed coach Filippo Di Mulo and the collaborator Giorgio Frinolli. For the first time, the Azzurri were able to get acquainted with the new Stadio dei Marmi, completely requalified by Sport e Salute, which will be one of the warm-up areas for the athletes during the European Athletics Championships Rome 2024 starting in just over fifty days. At the Olympic Stadium and the Parco del Foro Italico, the European champions will compete for six consecutive days in eleven total sessions of competitions from Friday, June 7 to Wednesday, June 12.
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