Powell confirms his rivalry with Bolt in Golden Gala meet at Rome

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  • Powell confirms his rivalry with Bolt in Golden Gala meet at Rome

Powell confirms his rivalry with Bolt in Golden Gala meet at Rome

Jamaican athlete Asafa Powell has confirmed his presence in Golden Gala meet at Rome this year 26 May. It is announced by the event organizer that Powell has confirmed his rivalry in Golden Gala meet. The announcement is declared at Wednesday.

Usain Bolt has already confirmed his presence in January. Both will compete in 100 metres. Asafa Powell has a previous world record of 9.74 seconds in Rieti, Italy. He set that in 2007 whereas Bolt has a history of breaking record thrice. Most recent is 2009, in world championship held at Berlin with the time span of 9.58 seconds.

There will be another meet in the event on Rome track for Women. In women race, the world champion athletes Sanya Richards and Allyson Felix have also confirmed their appearance too. Sanya Richards will compete in 400 metres and Allyson Felix will be battling in 200 metres.

The organisers of Golden Gala meet confirmed presence of these athletes yesterday morning. Before this confirmation, Kenyan David Rudisha who earned athlete of the year title last year and world record holder in 800 metres has confirmed in January that he is going to participate in Golden Gala this year.

The organizing committee of the Golden Gala meet is heading by President of FIDAL Franco Arese and General Secretary of CONI, the Italian Olympic committee, Raffaele Pagnozzi. They are working hard on making the event successful and comfortable arrangement for athletes and spectators. Franco Arese shared his views, “It will be one of the most exciting editions of our Golden Gala.” Similarly, Raffaele Pagnozzi expressed the same thinking by adding, “We are working to let the Golden Gala be the focus of a whole week to athletics in Rome.”

After this meet, the next target of the athletes will be 13th IAAF Championships, Daegu, South Korea which will kick off on 27 August and will continue till 4 September. Daegu championship will be important for all athletes those are planning to get in the mega event, London Olympic 2012.

The Golden Gala meet will be conducting at Olympic Stadium of Rome, Italy.


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