Maria Roberta Gherca is an Italian pole vault athlete born on March 9, 2000. The athlete’s weight is estimated at 62 kg, and her height is 172 cm. Gherca has achieved significant success in the last period. The 4th place he achieved in Padova is only one of them.
Just like Polina Knoroz and Nafissatou Thiam, the athlete is known for her posts on social media and especially on Instagram. In this respect, it would not be wrong to call him a social media phenomenon. Along with her sweet rival Sonia Malavisi, she is one of Italy’s most popular pole vault athletes.
Below you can find important information about the athlete’s career.
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Maria Roberta Gherca Career
Gherca is an athlete with a distinctive style. She is also currently the 88th in the world in terms of success.
She told the announcer how she felt during the jump:
“It’s a very good feeling. Because you don’t hear anyone during the jump, even if it’s just for a few seconds. That’s the moment. It’s just you and the jumping pole.”
Gherca was grown in the Lazio region of Italy. His first big success is Italy 3rd place in the youth category.
She practiced artistic gymnastics for 6 years before starting the pole vault. Later, he managed to jump 4 meters and 80 centimeters in the long jump branch in inter-school competitions. This jump led to his discovery. After doing the long jump for a while, he switched to pole vault.
During this period, he joined the Fiamme Gialle team in Ostia. Here his coach was Gabriele Ruggiero. He placed 12th in the European U-23 Championships in 2021.
The athlete takes Yelena Isinbayeva as his idol. He graduated from De Rossi Secondary School. Her childhood dream is to be a teacher.