From the failures of American runners to the Italian sensations, the turmoil of athletics – Liberation

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Eliud Kipchoge’s victory in the marathon on Sunday ended the athletics events at the Games. Returning to the most prominent events of the king’s sport, which has rarely known much turmoil. Pre-game expectations had their effect.

Perhaps the scene seemed unreal. Good joke. The head of the vocal apparatus at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Friday, August 6, released an old song in Italian at the conclusion of the evening session of athletics events. «Italian real estate»The official song for the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Bad manipulation? Not even. At the same time, on the track, four Italian runners kept congratulating each other with terrified looks. They just won the Olympic title in the 4×100 metres.

Italy, the gold medalist in the relay? Even in the midst of a pandemic, the score seems straight out of a slapstick. However, it is very real. Just like these Italian devils are in second place in the medal standings in athletics, right behind the United States. Seven titles for Americans and five for Italians. It can hardly be believed. Hacking the Italians is not for …

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