Biography and Profile

Polyhedral Talent

Biography

At just over 21 years old, Larissa Iapichino is already considered one of the greats of world athletics, and sport has been in her destiny since she was little.

In fact, her parents are Fiona May, two-time world champion and two-time silver medalist at the Olympic Games in the long jump, and Gianni Iapichino, former record holder and multiple Italian pole vault and decathlon champion, as well as her coach. her.

Born in July 2002, she has been in the spotlight since she was a child thanks also to a well-known television commercial. Initially Larissa did not want to practice athletics, in fact for 8 years she dedicated herself to artistic gymnastics. Her turning point came in 2015 when she attended the Monte Carlo meeting live, and she immediately fell in love with athletics.

And Larissa’s talent was immediately clear to everyone, as she holds all indoor and outdoor Long Jump records in the youth categories.

2019 is the year of his first success at an international level: at just 17 years old, during the 2019 Italian pupil championships in Agropoli, he recorded a measurement of 6.64 m in the long jump, the new best Italian Under 18 performance. A performance validated from gold at the Under 20 European Championships in Boras (Sweden).

In 2020 she set the new U20 and U23 outdoor record of 6.80, the fourth junior ever in the world in her first year in the category.

In 2021 she makes her the U20 indoor World Record, with 6.91m a historic record that belonged to Heike Drechslel for 35 years.

In 2023 Larissa achieved silver at the European Championships in Istanbul with 6.97m, first overall medal and absolute Italian Indoor record.

Also this season Larissa became U23 European Champion with 6.93m, she won three stages of the Diamond League (Golden Gala in Florence, Stockholm and Monte Carlo), also establishing her personal outdoor record with 6.95m.

Finally, she placed fifth in the overall World Championships in Budapest.

In 2024 with 6.94m she conquers silver at European Champ at Rome.

Silver medal

Larissa Iapichino won the silver medal in the long jump at the 2024 European Athletics Championships in Rome, with an impressive leap of 6.94 meters.

Gold medal

In Espoo on 16 July 2023 she won the gold medal in the outdoor long jump at the European U23 championships with a jump of 6.93 m.

World Record U20

Larissa is the actual senior & U20 Italian champion for long jump indoor & outdoor. She was 5th at the European Indoor Champs in March 2021

Education & Lifestyle

Larissa has had her degree in Scientific high school “Leonardo Da Vinci” in Florence this year and she has started studying Law starting from October 2021. Larissa’s passions are: photography, fashion and writing.

World 5th place

Larissa Iapichino achieved a 5th place at the World Championships in Budapest, with a jump of 6.82 m.

Timeline

2024

7 Jul 2024

Gold @ Diamond League 6,82mt

Paris

12 Jun 2024

Silver @ European Championship 6,94mt

Rome

26 May 2024

Gold @ Regional competition

Palermo

15 May 2024

Gold @ Greek Meeting

Kallithea

18 February 2024

Gold @ Italian Championship

Ancona

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2023

22 aug 2023

5th @ World Championship

Budapest

23 jul 2023

Gold @ Diamond League

Monaco

16 jul 2023

Gold @ European Championships U23

Espoo (FIN)

2 jul 2023

Gold @ Diamond League

Stockholm

18 jun 2023

Gold @ U23 Italian Championships

Agropoli (Salerno)

2 jun 2023

Gold @ Golden Gala

Florence

5 mar 2023

Silver @ Euroindoor 2023

Istanbul

19 Feb 2023

Gold Italian Championship 2023 – Ancona

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2022

11 Sep 2022

Gold Golden Fly Series

Liechtenstein

3 Sep 2022

Bronze Diamond League

Bruxelles

18 Aug 2022

5th European Championship

Munich

15/24 Jul 2022

World Championship

Eugene

25/26 Jun 2022

Gold Italian Champ

Rieti

16 Jun 2022

Siler International Athletics meeting

Grosseto

22 May 2022

Gold International Athletics meeting

Castiglione

20 March 2022

10th World athletics indoor championships

Belgrade

2 March 2022

World Indoor Tour 2022

5 February 2022

Gold National Championship U23 Indoor 6.49m

Ancona

22 January 2022

Gold Meeting Ancona Indoor 6.59m

Ancona

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2021

5 March 2021

European Champ Indoor, 5th place, 6.59m, Q round 6.70m

Torun, Poland

Italian Champ U20 Indoor

Ancona

22 February 2021

WORLD RECORD U20: 6.91m

Ancona

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2020

Gold National Senior Champs

Padova

Gold National U20 Champs

Grosseto

Silver National Senior Indoor Champs

Ancona

National Record U20: 6.80m

Savona

National Record U20 Indoor: 6.40 m

Ancona

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2019

21 July 2019

Gold European U20 Champs: 6.58 m

Boras, Sweden

22 June 2019

National Record U18 long jump: 6.64 m

Agropoli

24 February 2019

Gold National U18 Indoor: 6.30 m

Ancona

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2018

6 October 2018

Gold National Champs U18: 6.38 m

Rieti

16 February 2018

Gold National Champs U18 Indoor : 6.21 m

Ancona

28 January 2018

National Record U18: long jump indoor 6.36m

Padova

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