General, in 2021, Virginia Sardanzan will always remember him. Not only to achieve an important academic milestone, a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology (Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences) from Washburn University in Topeka (Kansas), but also to rewrite all of his university’s records in pole vaulting, for a silver medal in the finals of the NCAA Division II places tournament Closed and because he achieved a series of personal best results for “shivering.”
On Saturday, May 8th, in Pittsburgh (Kansas), 23-year-old Athletica Celka Congliano took to the next level. On a scale of 4.25, Treviso won the auction at the MIAA Outdoor Championship, a points competition between different universities (a kind of intercollegiate community tournament). Very long competition, I started at 3.85 (making an entry for the Italian). Two “trigger” errors at 3.95, it passed on the third, then moved to 4.05 (skipped to the first), to always 4.15 at the start (the scale that actually represents the new personal best). Two attempts to cross 4.25 successfully. Roughly the same track for Muddy Wolfcotter, a Central Missouri athlete. Thus the two found themselves on equal footing with the same number of faults, three. At this point, to determine a single winner, “jumping jumps” were necessary (starting with the last action; one attempt each, if both of them did, it would rise by 5 cm, and if no one did it would land by 5 cm). Ultimately, 10 jumps were required, between 4.35 and 4.00 meters. After a grueling “battle”, it was Skardanzan who outwitted him, thus becoming the champion of the “Congress”.
“I am really happy with this result, I have fought for years to go higher – comments by Skardanzan – this year I have managed to reap the rewards of many, many training sessions with coach Atig. I have never given up, not even when the measures have not arrived. Now I aim to take action. Good at the NCAA National Finals in late May. And in the fall I will resume my studies with an MBA and MBA degree. Combining sport and study? Suppose here, in the United States, is simpler, the facilities and support for the “pioneer” athletes in the school system Special thanks to Atlética Celca Congliano, who always supported me with his boss Francesco Pisin, even when there was not much to celebrate. I feel really lucky to be part of a company that makes me feel at home. ”
Success in Pittsburgh was also a way to celebrate the new (one-week) degree in Kinesiology and the nomination as Student Athlete of the Year. Yesterday’s jump 4.25 marks the third best seasonal measure in the American League (and also one of the best results at the Italian level). Skardanzan, after participating in the NCAA League Finals scheduled for May 27-29 in Michigan, will return to Italy to prepare for his summer date, the Italian Ultimate Championship, to be held in Rovereto from June 25-27. The Preganziole star flaunts palm stones, made up of three blue shirts, participation in the European U-20 Championship in Grosseto in 2017, two Italian titles, three silvers and three bronzes in the Student, Junior and Promise categories.
“What good news coming from the United States – comments by the president of Atletica Silka Congliano, Francesco Pichin – We have to congratulate Virginia twice, on the remarkable achievement of the score and on the results obtained this year. He has proven that he has character, and knows how to interact with Difficult moments, to find the strength to start over, without ever giving up. Certainly, this experience in America allowed her to move beyond her comfort zone, and she managed to achieve success in the school and sports fields. We cannot wait to embrace her once she returns to Italy. ”