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.
- 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
- 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
- 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)
- 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.
Coach: Gianni Cecconi
Massagers: Luca Morandini, Corrado Guadagni
Posturologist: Monia Petrizzelli
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…
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 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!