• Ogunde Sets 100m Meeting Record in Rovereto
Qatar’s Asian champion Femi Ogunode set a new 100m meeting record of 10.00 on Tuesday night at Palio Città della Quercia meeting in Rovereto.
However Ogunode missed out an opportunity to produces a sub 10 performance as he
started to celebrate his victory few meters before the finish line. The previous meeting and stadium record was held by Trinidad and tobago sprinter Keston
Bledman, who clocked 10.04 in 2013. Watch Video>>
Frenchman Christophe Lemaitre edged out Jamaica’s Rasheed Dwyer for the win in the men's 200m race. Lemaitre clocked 20.31 into a -0.4m/s headwind just 0.02 seconds ahead of Dwyer. Watch Video>>
Jamaica's world 4x400m champion and Commonwealth 400m champion Stephanie Ann McPherson like last year took the women's 400m in 51.62.
Former world high jump champion, Ukraine's Bogdan Bondarenko, cleared 2.31m to win the men's high jump contest.
In the middle dsitance events, Canada's Fiona Benson set a new personal best of 4:05.62 to win the women's 1500m in 4:05.62. Ireland’s Clara Mageean was second with a time of 4:06.54.
In a very close finish Russia’s 19-year-old Konstantin Tolokonnikov edged Morocco’s Amine El Manaoui in the men’s 800m. Both men were given the same time of 1:46.12.