2014 Rome Golden Gala - Pietro Mennea - Rome Diamond League

June 05, 2014
Rome, Italy
World Athletics:

She was an underdog in both races which included Olympic champ Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and at Pre was given lane 1. She was actually mostly considered a LJer before this year.

Super Sport:

Justin Gatlin 9.91 win, American long jumper Tori Bowie with a 11.05 win as SAFP struggled, Brianna Rollins over Dawn Harper, Barshim 2.41 in high jump, and LaShawn Merritt with a win.
*Sprint/Field Discussion Here

LRC Rome Golden Gala Recap: Kiplagat Over Souleiman And Kiprop, Eunice Sum Over Americans Wilson And Martinez, Dibaba Is Back, Huddle Sub-15, And Aman Wins Again

There is a nice Big 3 at 1,500 this year with Kiplagat, Souleiman and Kiprop trading places at the top. Eunice Sum was too good in the 800 as Ajee Wilson beat Brenda Martinez's poor tactics. Genzebe Dibaba returned to form, Molly Huddle was the best of the Americans, and Aman kept winning as Duane Solomon ran 1:44.90.

The Standard:

VP David Okeyo: “The athletes have signed contracts to run in the Diamond League and if they fail to take part may risk being sanctioned by the athletics world governing body,” 

The Telegraph:

If Gemili breaks 10.00, he'll be the first Brit ever to go sub-20 and sub-10.

World Athletics:

Coached by fellow hurdler Ryan Wilson, Ali is fully back into track after her father's murder-suicide in 2009.

World Athletics:

In addition, the meet also features a great women's 100h with Bianna Rollins and Sally Pearson clashing with each other and world indoor champ Nia Ali, and a slew of other great events.


Truly unbelievable. The head of Athletics Kenya apparently doesn't care about signed contracts or the fact that many of the Kenyan stars like Silas Kiplagat and Eunice Sum just set PBs in Eugene.

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