Daisy Osakue will compete for Italy in European final, days after drive-by attack that left her with black eye

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Discus-thrower Daisy Osakue will compete in the finals of the European Athletics Championships in Berlin tomorrow, days after she was targeted in a drive-by attack that left her with a black eye.

The 22-year-old Italian-born athlete from Turin, whose parents are Nigerian, will represent Italy in the discus-throwing finals at the Olympic stadium after she qualified on her second attempt yesterday with a throw of 58.73 metres.

For me the finals were a dream, this championship’s off to a great start. After everything that’s happened I told myself it’s do or die,” she told Rai Sport.

“And I did it, it’s wonderful”.



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