ROME, Italy – Nesta Carter, Mike Rodgers and Kim Collins will clash over 100m at the Golden Gala, Rome IAAF Diamond League meeting, on June 4.
Jamaican Carter, American Rodgers and Collins of St. Kitts and Nevis, will have to deal with the dangerous Justin Gatlin.
American Gatlin is the sprinter to beat now, especially since his 2014 dominance, and impressive relay outings for USA in 2015. He helped USA to destroy Jamaica at the Penn and World Relays.
French sprinter Christophe Lemaitre has opted for the 200m.
The men’s 800m promises to be a good show, with Ethiopian world champion Mohammed Aman, the Olympic silver medallist Nijel Amos of Botswana and Polish European champion Adam Kszczot all confirmed.
The women’s 100mh will feature the last two Olympic champions, American Dawn Harper-Nelson and Australian Sally Pearson, as well as the USA’s world champion, Brianna Rollins.
Teddy Tamgho of France will continue his return in the triple jump. He will face American Will Claye who has already beaten him this season.
Russian Olympic long jump medallist Yelena Sokolova returns to competition after giving birth to a boy in August. She will face Serbian Ivana Spanovic and Darya Klishina of Russia.