Pedro Picciardo was moved by the presence of Rosa Motta and Francis Obicoello, the gold and silver medalists of the Olympic Games at the Setubal Council Chamber.
Pedro Piccardo, gold medalist in the triple jump at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, has named the Municipal Athletics Complex in Setúbal, Sadena president Maria das Doris Mera revealed.
After a ceremony honoring the Setúbal City Council for Jumping, his father and coach Jorge Picardo, which was attended by Olympic champion Rosa Motta and Vice Champion Francis Obicoello, the mayor confirmed that the equipment in Valle da Rosa could be renamed.
Pedro Piccardo asserted that he was impressed by the presence of Rosa Motta and Francis Obekuelo at the Seoul (1988) and Athens (2004) Olympics at the Seoul (1988) and Athens (2004) Olympics respectively.
“It means a lot. I wasn’t expecting it. When I walked in, I gave Rosa Mota a big hug. I have a lot of sympathy for Rosa, I love her very much and always talked about her a lot. Francis, from the first day I arrived at Jamor Center until today, he has always supported me.” In an unbelievable way. I also consider him a friend.”
Rosa Motta, the 1988 Olympic marathon champion, revealed that she was very excited about the gold medal the bird won for the country.
“I am very happy that Portugal got another gold medal, by chance in athletics, but if it was in another sport, I would be happy too. I am also happy for the honor given by the City Council of Setúbal, which created all the conditions for Pedro, who is a great man For his humility and compassion, he got where he got, he did today.”
Regarding the future, after landing Monday night on the national soil from Tokyo, Portuguese Pedro Piccardo, who admitted that he had already started training on Tuesday morning for the Diamond League in the United States, scored two goals in sight.
“Now that I am an Olympic champion, my goal is the world record. I am already the European champion and I still have to reach the title of world champion on my resume. There are two debts I owe to myself: the world championship and the breaking of the world record.”
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