No horsing around in Portland for Italian stallion Tamberi

Mar 22, 2016 792

Being called The Italian Stallion is an over-used English language nickname for any talented high profile sportsman representing the Azzurri but Gianmarco Tamberi would certainly be another deserving recipient of the epithet, especially considering his galloping gait approaching the high jump bar, if he were to strike gold in Portland on Saturday.

Tamberi, now 23, has arrived in the Oregon city as the slight favourite for his specialist event at the IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016 after notching up four straight high-quality wins which including a 2016 world-list leading 2.38m national record in the Czech town of Hustopece last month.

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