Fabbri and Dosso Set Italian Records, Furlani Breaks U20 World Record in Savona

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Meeting Internazionale Citta di Savona 2024 - Leonardo Fabbri and Zaynab Dosso set new Italian records in the men's shot put and women's 100 meters, respectively, while Mattia Furlani broke the U20 world record in the men's long jump at the Memorial Giulio Ottolia in Savona.

Fabbri claimed victory in the men's shot put with a throw of 22.95 meters on his sixth attempt, breaking the 37-year-old Italian record held by Alessandro Andrei (22.91m). This throw moved Fabbri to fifth place on the world all-time list. The world silver medalist from Budapest 2023 improved his seasonal lead by seven centimeters, following his previous personal best of 22.88 meters set in Modena on May 1. Fabbri's consistent series included throws of 22.67m, 22.47m, 22.45m, 21.07m, and 21.39m. Scott Lincoln of Great Britain also surpassed the 21-meter mark with a throw of 21.14m.

Leonardo Fabbri's Reaction: "I finally broke the Italian record held by Alessandro Andrei, who is from my city, Florence. Andrei means everything to me. My coach, Paolo Dal Soglio, cried after the record. The shot put level has grown significantly, making it challenging. Last year, I had three throws over 22 meters, and today, I was very consistent with four throws over 22 meters, which makes me very happy. I am very confident and will compete at the Grifone meeting in Asti on May 23 and at the Golden Spike in Ostrava on May 28."

Women's 100 Meters: Zaynab Dosso set a new Italian record in the women's 100 meters, clocking 11.12 seconds in the heats under rainy conditions and 11.02 seconds in the final, just one minute before Fabbri's record-breaking shot put throw. Despite the rainy conditions and a temperature of 16°C, Dosso equaled the second-fastest time in Europe this year. Patrizia Van der Weken finished second with 11.12 seconds, beating Michelle Lee Ahye (11.16).

Zaynab Dosso's Reaction: "I am very happy. I knew I was in great form and wanted to test it in the 100 meters after the indoor season. Achieving this result in rainy conditions is fantastic. Last year, I got injured during the warm-up in Savona, so I wanted to return for a positive memory. The European Championships in Rome are a big goal two months before the Paris Olympics. I will run the 200 meters at the Sprint Festival in Rome on Saturday."

Men's Long Jump: World indoor silver medalist Mattia Furlani set a U20 world record in the men's long jump with an 8.36-meter leap on his second attempt, breaking Sergey Morgunov's 2012 record by one centimeter. Furlani's jump places him third on the Italian all-time list, behind Andrew Howe (8.47m) and Giovanni Evangelisti (8.43m). Ruswahl Samaai placed second with 8.05 meters, and Filippo Randazzo finished third with 7.92 meters. Daniele Inzoli set a world all-time U16 best performance with a jump of 7.90 meters at age 15.

Mattia Furlani's Reaction: "I have aimed to break the U20 world record for a long time. It was a spectacular competition with perfect wind conditions, even though it was raining. This result shows that my hard work is paying off. I expected this record and look forward to further improvement. I only made two jumps today as I plan to compete at the Atlanta City Games on May 18. The European Championships in Rome are a big goal, and I need to stay focused and continue working."

Additional Highlights:

Men's 400 Meters: Charles Dobson of Great Britain won the men's 400 meters in 44.46 seconds, moving to ninth on the European all-time list. Mihai Dringo of Romania finished second in 45.84 seconds.

Women's 400 Meters: Sharlene Mawdsley of Ireland won the women's 400 meters in 51.43 seconds. European 800 meters champion Keely Hodgkinson set a personal best of 51.61 seconds, preparing for her 800 meters debut at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene on May 25.

Men's 100 Meters: European bronze medalist Jeremiah Azu won the men's 100 meters final in 10.08 seconds, ahead of Cuba's Jenns Fernandez (10.19) and world 4x100 relay silver medalist Roberto Rigali (10.31). Matteo Melluzzo of Italy improved his personal best to 10.21 seconds in the heats but did not run the final. Olympic 4x100 relay member Lorenzo Patta clocked 10.18 seconds in the heats.

Men's 110 Meters Hurdles: Jamaica's Omar McLeod, Olympic champion in Rio 2016, won the men's 110 meters hurdles in 13.37 seconds, ahead of Joshua Zeller of Great Britain (13.42), Enrique Llopis of Spain (13.43), and Andy Pozzi of Great Britain (13.46).

Women's 100 Meters Hurdles: Brittany Anderson, world silver medalist in Eugene 2022, completed the Jamaican double by winning the women's 100 meters hurdles in 12.88 seconds, ahead of Sarah Lavin of Ireland (12.92) and Elisa Maria Di Lazzaro of Italy (12.99). Italian champion Giada Carmassi equaled her personal best with 13.08 seconds on her 30th birthday.

Men's 200 Meters: Cuba's Reynier Mena won the men's 200 meters in 20.44 seconds with a tailwind of +1.4 m/s, on the same track where he set the meeting record of 19.95 seconds last year. William Reais of Switzerland placed second in 20.71 seconds, followed by Taymir Burnet of the Netherlands (20.80).

Women's 200 Meters: Maboundou Koné of Ivory Coast won the women's 200 meters in 22.88 seconds, beating Spain's Joel Bestue (23.04) and Imke Vervaet of Belgium (23.13).

Women's 400 Meters Hurdles: Olympic finalist Anna Ryzhyikova won the women's 400 meters hurdles in 55.83 seconds, beating Italian hurdlers Alice Muraro (56.02) and Eleonora Marchiando (56.26).

Men's 400 Meters Hurdles: Alastair Chalmers won the men's 400 meters hurdles in 49.10 seconds, ahead of Joshua Abuaku of Germany (49.26).

Women's Triple Jump: Romanian champion Diana Ion won the women's triple jump with a 13.89-meter leap, with a tailwind of +2.0 m/s, narrowly beating Italian indoor champion Veronica Zanon (13.88m, +2.9 m/s). European indoor silver medalist Dariya Derkach finished third with 13.84 meters.

Men's 1500 Meters: Ignacio Fontes of Spain won the men's 1500 meters in 3:36.51, holding off Italy's Mohad Abdikadar (3:37.45).

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