High jumper Alessia Trost will be the leading medal hope for an Italian team 35 athletes at next month’s Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
The Herculis meeting organisers, the 10th IAAF Diamond League meeting of 2015, have announced the names of six more European champions who will grace their event on Friday 17 July.
Sanya Richards-Ross and Allyson Felix are set to go head-to-head over one lap of the track at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene on 30 May, after the meeting organisers announced their women’s 400m field on Wednesday (29).
World leader Francena McCorory and Jamaica’s Novlene Williams-Mills lived up to expectations as they notched up maximum points for Americas, finishing first and second respectively ahead of Europe’s Italian representative Libania Grenot.
Yohann Diniz shattered the world record* in the 50km race walk on the fourth day of action at the European Championships in Zurich on Friday (15).
Libania Grenot was the star of the 2014 Italian Championships in Rovereto when she won the 400m in 50.55, the fastest time in Europe over one lap of the track, on Sunday (20).