Athletics, Tortu will make its debut in 2022: dates and meetings

Closed the indoor season, in which he did not participate by choice, Filippo Tortu has set the date for his debut in the athletics season which includes the World Championships in July in the United States and the European Championships in August. Debut on May 7 in Nairobi in the 100 meters and second outing in the 200 a few days later, on May 13 in Doha, in the first leg of the Wanda Diamond League

The 2022 season of Philippe Tortu restart the May 7 from Nairobi. The Olympic champion in the 4x100m relay, hero of the Tokyo Olympics with the quartet, will be on the 100m track in Kenya, at the Kasarani stadium, in the same factory that threw him to the personal best 20″11 in the 200 last Septemberbecoming the second Italian of each era after Pietro Mennea.

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The 23-year-old from Brianza from the Fiamme Gialle therefore starts again from the shortest distance, the 100 meters, a specialty in which he will forever remain the first Italian under the 10-second wall with the 9.99 in Madrid in 2018. During the Kip Keino Classic, the golden stage of the Continental Tour which will take place at 1800 meters in Nairobi, the blues should meet the highly rated Kenyan sprinter Ferdinand Omanyala who on this same track exploded at 9″77 during the meeting of last September, eighth man ever in the world.

The debut in the 200 in the first stage of the Diamond League

Ending the indoor season, in which he did not participate by choice, Filippo Tortu is warming up his engines for his debut in a rich athletics season that includes the World Championships in July in the United States and the Championships of Europe in August, so be very prepared Good. Informed of the date of his debut in the 100 meters flat at the Kip Keino Classic, Pippo also set the second commitment: May 13six days after Nairobi, will run 200 meters flat in Doha in the first stage of Wanda Diamond League.

Tortu, clear objectives: “Final at the World Cup and medal at the European 200 Championships”

“I can’t wait to compete – said Tortu -. We chose Nairobi with my coach Salvino Tortu and with Federico Rosa, the manager who since this year has been collaborating with Sprint Academy for the search and selection of meetings, because the year last we closed the season with excellent weather and fantastic sensations. I really liked the context and the track and I want to try it even on the 100 meters”. His objective for the season, however, is the double distance and the Lombard will immediately have to face good opponents. “In Doha, I expect to be able to meet very strong athletes who will stimulate me to do well – he stressed -. This year, the individual objectives are clear: the final at the World Championships and the medal at the European Championships in the 200 metres. We have carefully selected the first races just to prepare for the big events of the season”.


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