Athlete: Larissa Iapichino
Sport: Long Jump
Client: Red Bull
Location: Florence, Italy
My first shooting after the lockdown was with the incredible Larissa Iapichino. A super young and genuine athlete that is following in her mother’s footsteps with all the pressures that come with it.
She is only 18 but she is already considered one of the great promises of Italian athletics, and since she was a child, sport has been in her destiny.
Larissa’s talent was immediately clear to everyone, definitely exploding last year. At not even 17 years old, during the 2019 Italian students championships in Agropoli, she recorded in the long jump the measure of 6.64 m, the new best Italian performance under 18 and under 20, second seasonal world performance under 20, and in the top 10 of the best Italian performances ever at a senior level.
The confirmation then took place at the Under 20 European Championships in Boras (Sweden), where she won the gold medal in the long jump with the measure of 6.59 m in adverse conditions, proving her great character and overcoming athletes even two years older. On 16 July 2020 she also set a new under 20 record: 6.80 m. Fresh proclaimed Italian champion at the Absolute Italian Championships in Padua she has a promising competitive career ahead of her.
All the best, you fly!
S2 E6: The two talents challenged each other in a timed course: Massi completed it surfing between tricks and amazing athletic gestures; while Irene darting along the shores of Lugano lake driving a Lamborghini. The roles have been reversed at the end of the challenge to make it a little more exciting! The following shooting days have been spent on track, where Irene challenged Piffa in a discipline that was more in her wheelhouse.
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