Category Sport beyond Sport
How far away you can fly, Martina. You did it in London, crowning your experience at the Olympic Games with another medal, the most prestigious one.
But this is not the result that exalts you, it is just one of the several that you have piled up since you decided, with an extraordinary act of will, to erase what destiny had set aside for you during a day of November of some years ago.
At that time you decided, supported by the affection of your family, your first fans, to pit your strength on the red floor and on the track: this would have been your future.
You flew far away, to England, and you ran even faster when, going beyond everything and outstripping everyone, you gained the golden medal, and lowered your world record.
We are always with you, Martina, when you prepare yourself for the sprint from the starting line; and we embrace you with the applause, which is that of an entire nation.
When you kiss the medal, your victory teaches us how love for life can let us fly far away and be the first with our hearts. It is sufficient that it is just like yours, Martina.