ROME (ITA): Organisers of the Golden Gala, Rome IAAF Diamond League have announced more names for the meet which will take place on June 4. Justin Gatlin will try and win his third title here in three years over 100m. His competition includes Nesta Carter, Mike Rodgers and Kim Collins. French sprinter Christophe Lemaitre has opted for the 200m. The men’s 800m promises to be a good show, with world champion Mohammed Aman, the Olympic silver medallist Nijel Amos and European champion Adam Kszczot all confirmed. Joe Kovacs’ recent form makes him a big favourite in the men’s shot, even though world champion David Storl and Christian Cantwell are in the field. In the men’s javelin, Olympic champion Keshorn Walcott will take on world champion Vitazlav Vesely. The women’s 100mH will feature the last two Olympic champions, Dawn Harper Nelson and Sally Pearson, as well as the world champion, Brianna Rollins. Teddy Tamgho will continue his return in the triple jump, he will face Will Claye who has already beaten him this season. Olympic long jump medallist Yelena Sokolova returns to competition after giving birth to a boy in August, she will face Ivana Spanovic and Darya Klishina. Renaud Lavillenie’s entry has already been confirmed, but now we know who he will vault against: world champion Raphael Holzdeppe and former world champion PaweÅ‚ Wojciechowski. The women’s high jump field adds Blanka Vlasic, Svetlana Shkolina and Ruth Beitia to a list that already contains Mariya Kuchina, Kamila Licwinko and Alessia Trost. Italian fans will cheer for Trost, as well as European 400m champion Libania Grenot and rising star Federica Del Buono.
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