Looking at the clouds at tonight’s Samsung Diamond League 100 meter race (I still call it the Roma Golden Gala), I thought it was going to downpour.
But the rain and lightning started around 6pm and luckily, the winds pushed it about 40km north of Stadio Olympico.
With a near full house, the showcase event was the men’s 100 meters with Usain Bolt, Asafa Powell, and Christophe Lemaitre. As expected, they finished 1-2-3 but you would never had guess as Bolt had a horrible start and Powell was leading at 90 meters. Yes, it was that close.
But the biggest and loudest roar of the night was actually the Men’s 200 meters (a non Diamond League event) with USA-born Italian Long Jumper Andrew Howe winning the race in an impressive 20.31, beating seasoned 200m specialists.
The 4x100m relay was also a close race between Canada and Italy to close of the evening. I will post those videos later if they weren’t shown on TV.
Here is the race on YouTube:
UPDATE: Sorry, the video is no longer on YouTube.