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Usain Bolt to race at Golden Gala in Rome

KINGSTON — Jamaican sprint ace Usain Bolt has signed up to race over the 100 meters at the Golden Gala in Rome again, organizers confirmed on Thursday. This season, the meeting, which is part of the Samsung Diamond League series, is set for Thursday 31 May at Rome’s Olympic Stadium. Bolt, who clocked 9.91 seconds to beat countryman Asafa Powell (9.93) last year has decided to penciled in the... 

World record holder Yelena Isinbayeva taking a break

Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayevaat the Golden Gala in Rome PHOTO/James Davis/Allsports Pole vault great Yelena Isinbayeva is taking an indefinite break but insists she will try for a third straight Olympic gold medal at London in 2012. The Russian world-record holder has been considering resting since leaving the world indoor championships last month in Qatar without a medal. “A break... 

All-Athletics.com Analysis: Zürich on top – USA, France, Germany are the most active

All-Athletics.com summarizes some interesting facts about the Invitational/One-day outdoor competitions and about the outdoor Special competitions in 2009. Top-3 Invitational/One-day competitions in the World in 2009: Zürich Weltklasse (Switzerland) Roma Golden Gala (Italy) Monaco Herculis (Monaco) Nr.1 Outdoor special competition in the World in 2009: Halle Hallesche Erdgas-Werfertage (Germany) The... 

Gay 9.77, Stewart 10.75 make Berlin statements; four remain after Rome

By Gary Smith and Miranda Mitchell, World-Track ROME – Tyson Gay made a bold statement in the men’s 100metres dash at the Golden Gala in Rome with a stunning 9.77seconds to win the race over a world-class field on Friday. "I feel that I improved on the previous races," Gay said. "Today the race was better executed and my shape is improving. "(Bolt’s) in excellent... 

“I’m learning the 400” – Felix prepares to face Richards in Rome

Rome, Italy – Double World 200m champion Allyson Felix, who faces $1m Jackpot hopeful Sanya Richards in the Golden Gala, the third meet of the ÅF Golden League 2009 in Rome over 400m on Friday (10 July), believes a similar strategy to that which she adopted in 2007 can reap rewards at the 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Berlin, Germany (15 to 23 Aug). The versatile Felix has... 

Cherry Golden run over, no lane assigned to her in Rome

By Steve Campbell, World-Track ROME — American Damu Cherry, who was still in running for a share of the US$1 million dollar jackpot prize the IAAF Golden League series offers, did not secure a lane for the Golden Gala in Rome on Friday. Cherry won the women’s 100m hurdles at the last two meetings in Berlin and Oslo, but the victories were unexpected. There were no advance plans for her... 

Gay not discouraged by Bolt World title threat

By Gary Smith, World-Track ROME — World sprint double champion Tyson Gay says he was impressed with the dazzling 200m Usain Bolt ran in Lausanne on Tuesday, but is confident he is ready to defend his titles in Berlin. In repulsive conditions for sprinting at the Athletissima IAAF Super Grand Prix meeting Tuesday, Bolt produced one of the most dominant performances off all-time when clocked 19.59seconds... 

Powell, Gay set for Rome showdown

By Gary Smith, World-Track ROME — American ace Tyson Gay and Jamaican former world record holder over 100 metres, Asafa Powell will match speeds in the straight away dash at Rome’s Golden Gala – ÅF Golden League Meeting, on Friday, July 10. Gay, the reigning World Championships 100m and 200m champion, has been fabulous from his limited starts this season, while Powell is slowly... 
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