World junior high jump champion Alessia Trost has been one of the breakout stars to emerge during this indoor season, leaping to a PB of 2.00m in January. Here are ten things you need to know about the 19-year-old Italian…
Trost clears 1.91m to take world junior gold in Barcelona
1. She first got involved in athletics through her father, Rudi, who used to run for fun, a couple of times a week.
2. She started high jumping aged 11, on the suggestion of Gianfranco Chessa, the man who still coaches her today.
3. Standing at 6ft 2ins (1.88m) tall, she was pursued by several basketball teams but her main passion has always been athletics.