Larissa Iapichino

Biography

Larissa Iapichino, 19 years old next July is already a big shot among the worldwide track and field stars and since she was young athletics has been in her blood and destiny.
Her parents are Fiona May, twice world champion and twice silver medalist at Olympics in long jump, and Gianni Iapichino, ex record holder and italian champion in pole vault and decathlon.
Born 18 July 2002, since a kid Larissa was under the showbiz lights as protagonist for a famous advertising, but at the beginning she didn’t want to practice athletics and for 8 years she practiced gymnastics. Then in 2015 watching the Diamond League Montecarlo meeting live she felt in love with this sport.
And Larissa’s talent has been cristal clear immediately, finally exploding ast year. Not yet 17 ys old, in National U18 Champs in Agropoli she jumped 6,64 m, new italian record U18 and U20 (at the time).
The final confirmation in Boras (Sweden) at the European Championship U20, when she won the Gold medal in long jump and even more in 2020 with the new italian record at the time U20 6,80 m, category world lead and second senior performance all time in Italy, plus the victory at the Senior Italian Championship in Padova.
In 2020 she won the “Revelation of the Year” at Gazzetta dello Sport Awards in Italy and U20 Female Athlete of the year by FIDAL.

2021 started rocking with the WORLD RECORD U20 6.91 m indoor, also national record indoor and record U20/U23, an outstanding performance set in Ancona on 20th February, which is also World Lead and allows Larissa to access directly to Olympics in Tokyo.


Larissa loves fashion, make up, arts and photography and she is now at last year of Scientific Bachelor. She is also a great supporter of Fiorentina FC.

Next events

Click here for Larissas next events

Palmarès

2021:

  • Italian Champ & WORLD RECORD U20 / National Indoor Record, record U20/U23 and PB (Ancona): 6.91m
  • Italian Champ U20 Indoor
  • European Champ Indoor Torun, 5th place, 6.59m, Q round 6.70m

2020:

  • Gold National Senior Champs (Padova)
  • Gold National U20 Champs (Grosseto)
  • Silver National Senior Indoor Champs (Ancona)
  • National Record U20 (Savona): 6.80m
  • National Record U20 Indoor (Ancona): 6.40m

2019:

  • Gold European U20 Champs (Boras, Sweden): 6.58m
  • Gold National U20 Champs (Agropoli): 6.64m, National Record U18
  • Gold National U18 pentathlon indoor (Padova): 3.929 pt., National Record U18
  • Gold National U18 Indoor (Ancona): 6.30m
  • Silver National U18 indoor 60 hs (Ancona): 8”31
  • National Record U18 long jump: 6.64m (Agropoli, 22 June 2019)

2018:

  • Gold National Champs U18 Indoor (Ancona): 6.21m
  • Gold National Champs U18 (Rieti): 6.38m
  • National Record U18: long jump indoor 6.36m (Padova, 28 Gennaio 2018)
  • Bronze National U18 Champs indoor (Padova): pentathlon 3.739 pt.

Technical staff

Coach: Gianni Cecconi
Massagers: Luca Morandini, Corrado Guadagni
Posturologist: Monia Petrizzelli

Social

News

Larissa Iapichino becomes Ambassador of Barberino Designer Outlet

13 April 20211 min read
Larissa Iapichino becomes Ambassador of Barberino Designer Outlet

Determination and positive attitude…. close to us is there a young great athlete who well testifies these values and from Tuscany brings them worldwide. For this reason Barberino Designer Outlet choose Larissa as Ambassador since today from next months. Stay…

The Pegaso prize to Larissa Iapichino

16 March 20211 min read
The Pegaso prize to Larissa Iapichino

Florence, 15 April 2021Larissa Iapichino for her extraordinary credits in sport and personal conduct has been prized with The Tuscany Region Pegaso from the President of the Region Eugenio Giani, with the meaning that all Tuscany flyes with towards new…

Larissa: a great Indoor season!

6 March 20211 min read
Larissa: a great Indoor season!

Larissa Iapichino jumped again with great heart, fighting with the strongest jumpers in the world in a very high level competition in Torun last night, during the final of Euro Champ Indoor, where Maryna Beck-Romanchuk won with 6.92m.Larissa final result…

EuroIndoor Torun:BIG Q with 6.70 and see you tomorrow 💙

5 March 20211 min read
EuroIndoor Torun:BIG Q with 6.70 and see you tomorrow 💙

Larissa Iapichino tonight at Arena Torun, while jumping for last attempt, made a fantastic direct qualifying 6.70 meters. Forza Larissa, we fly again tomorrow for finals!

Larissima… WORLD RECORD U20 6.91

22 February 20211 min read
Larissima… WORLD RECORD U20 6.91

Larissa Iapichino set another incredible performance in Ancona: she set a memorable record 6.91 m U20 best worldwide performance, which resisted 38 years and was held by Heike Daute, the future twice olympic Gold medal in Long Jump. Larissa’s jump…

Larissa new U23 record 6.75 & 4th all time U20

6 February 20211 min read
Larissa new U23 record 6.75 & 4th all time U20

Larissa Iapichino set another incredible performance in Ancona: she beats 3 times her previous U20 record and with 6.75m scores the new record U23, she is 4th all time U20 and 2nd all time in Italy at senior level indoor.