• Ogunde Sets 100m Meeting Record in Rovereto

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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.

See Full Meet results here>>

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