It will be held on Tuesday 13 September, in the iconic setting of the Forte di Bard, a more unique than rare event that will unite the world of entertainment and that of sport.
In the Piazza d’Armi del Forte – the gothic setting of the movie ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ – the final of the ‘High Speed League’ track and field circuit will be held, with an Olympic specialty revitalized after more than a century of oblivion: the jump in long standing still.
It is a specialty that took place at the Olympic Games until 1912 and became famous for the frogman’s deeds, in the century Ray Ewry (10 Olympic golds, two of which in the intermediate edition), a character between the mythological and the supernatural who remained the most successful athlete in the history of the Games until the exploits of the swimmer Michael Phelps in 2008.
The specialty also had its Italian championship at least until 1929 and, for the occasion of its reintroduction in the High Speed events, the ranking of the best ever was resurrected thanks to the association of statisticians ASAI. The Italian record – which dates back to over a century ago, obtained by a Lazio player who also practiced athletics, Oreste Zaccagna – he then fell several times during the circuit until he hoisted himself at 3.37m put on the scoresheet by Emanuele Brunelloathlete from Vicenza coming from the Parkour tightrope walker.
In the Piazza d’Armi del Forte, starting at 9 pm, all the best Italian performers of the ‘new’ specialty will gather – in addition to various personalities of local and national athletics: up for grabs, not only the title of winner of the High Speed League of the discipline, but also the virtual one of Campione d’Italia after almost a century.
The standing long jump sandpit – a pool with a small platform for ‘jumping’ – will be assembled in the center of the square to give everyone a chance to watch the athletes perform. The delicate phases of transport and assembly will be handled by local suppliers and the entire construction will take place thanks to CVA Energie which for the second year is sponsor of the circuit.
During the evening, it will also be possible for anyone who wishes to try their hand at the long jump; in addition, all the best athletes who have distinguished themselves in the various disciplines of the circuit will also be awarded, and, last but not least, the athlete who, regardless of his placement, has improved the most between the first and last stage.
During the event Deejay Felix will be present to enrich the entertainment; all the best athletes who have distinguished themselves in the various disciplines of the circuit will also be awarded, and, last but not least, the athlete who, regardless of his placement, has improved the most between the first and last stage.
The Forte di Bard will therefore carry out an extraordinary evening opening and will make the charm of its architecture available for what will be a free event with free access to celebrate sport, entertainment, performances, culture and the territory.