Ivet Lalova

Bulgarian Ivet Lalova won the sprint double at a small meeting in Rieti, Italy on Thursday (23 July).

Lalova won the women’s 100m in 11.31 ahead of Italian pair Gloria Hooper, 11.35 and Chiara Gala, 11.81.

In the 200m, Lalova topped the field in 23.24, again beating Hooper, 23.27. Anna Bongiorni, also of Italy, finished third in 23.31.

Giulia Latini topped the women’s 100m hurdles in 13.69.

Filippo Randazzo of Italy ran 10.32 to win the men’s 100m ahead of Peter Peev of Bulgaria, 10.50 and Italian Nicholas Artuso, 10.55.

Thomas Manfredi of Italy, 21.21 took top honours in the men’s 200m. He won ahead of Peev, 21.29 and Mario Di Giambattista, 21.34.

Osaremen Ozigbo of Nigeria was the men’s 400m winner. He ran 47.30 to beat Emanuele Grossi, 47.86.

Mattua Contini, 51.51 took the men’s 400m hurdles and Max Mandusic, 5.30m, the men’s pole vault.

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.


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