The Tokyo Olympics will be remembered as the best in the history of Italian sport. With at least 38 medals, the record of 36, reached in Los Angeles in 1932 and equaled in Rome in 1960. The merit in particular of Lombardy and Puglia, which gave their contribution with 19 medals, a out of two. Above all, the double by Marcel Jacobs (100 meters and 4x relay 100 with two other Lombard, Filippo Tortu and Eseosa Desalu) and the shotgun all made in Puglia in the 20 kilometers of walking, with the golds of Massimo Stano and Antonella Palmisano at a distance of 24 hours. With 7 gold on the total 10 of Italy, Lombardy and Puglia would be among the first 25 countries in the medal table.