A leap into the future: Tobia Bocchi (Athletics) YOG silver in the Triple Jump
- Published: 26 August 2014
The athlete from Parma Tobia Bocchi (Athletics), silver in the Triple Jump M. with 16.01 behind the triple jumper from Suriname Miguel Van Assen (16:15). In third the Azerbaijani Nazim Babayev with 15.96. 23rd YOG medal for Italia Team in Nanjing. The 17 year old of CUS Parma wanted to dedicate the medal to his roommate, the two hundred metre runner Filippo Tortu, who injured both arms in the semi-finals and has already returned to Italy to undergo the treatment of Dr Panzeri at the Galeazzi Institute of Milan. "In this moment of absolute joy I want to wish a speedy recovery also to Daniele Greco who was hurt at the European Championships in Zurich. I even wrote to him to stand firm, because he will come back stronger than before". The youth of Romagna coached by Renato Conte and monitored at the Youth Olympic Games by the coaches Antonio Andreozzi and Eugene Paolino, was caught on the last jump by a violent storm which in fact has dampened the ambitions of gold. "I could not take the last of the three deadlifts - Tobia said in the mixed area after completing a lap of the field with the Italian tricolor flag and a sign reading "Thanks Nanjing" in Chinese characters – However, there will be time to take off for other satisfactions. Next year, I change category and I will try to go to the European Under 20s, the following year there is the World Championships. One step at a time. Now I will rest and then start again with the indoor season". In the other final A of the evening Nicole Svetlana Reiina finishes at the foot of the podium of the 2,000 steeplechase with a time of 6:38:68, while in the morning the triple jumper Valentina Kalmykova finished in seventh place (12.18/-0.1) and Chiara Ferdani in tenth in the 1500m (4:39.88).