Athletics, Italy fourth with Italian record in the women’s 4×400! Holland wins by prediction

Athletics, Italy fourth with Italian record in the women’s 4×400! Holland wins by prediction
Athletics, Italy fourth with Italian record in the women’s 4×400! Holland wins by prediction

Italy also confirms itself to be extremely competitive in the women’s 4×400 relaythe first final to be archived on the last day of the 2024 European Athletics Championships at the Olympic Stadium in Rome. The blue quartet composed in order of Ilaria Accame, Giancarla Trevisan, Anna Polinari and Alice Mangione he fought all the way for the podium, finishing in fourth position with the new national record in 3:23.40 (46 cents better than the World Championships in Budapest 2023).

Our standard bearers proved to be up to the task at continental level in all stages, even appearing at the tail end of the leading group (made up of 6 teams) at the start of the final straight. Mangione, author of a splendid last fraction in 49.74, ran a beautiful sprint, recovering two positions and also getting closer to the medal zone.

Victory as expected for the Netherlands (Lieke Klaver, Cathelijn Peeters, Lisanne De Witte and Femke Bol) in 3:22.39best continental performance of the year, with Bol who managed the situation quite easily in the last fraction, beating Ireland (silver with 3:22.71, national record) and Belgium (3:22.95) in the sprint. Great disappointment for the Poland of the individual European champion Natalia Kaczmarek, one of the favorites on the eve at least in terms of the podium, only sixth in 3:23.91.

 
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