Athletics: Bolt to run 100 meters in Rome's Golden Gala

Reuters , Tuesday 19 Mar 2013

Six-times Olympic champion Usain Bolt will run the 100 meters at Rome's Golden Gala meeting on June 6, organizers said on Tuesday

File photo: Jamaica's Usain Bolt kisses his gold medal during the presentation ceremony for the men's 200m event at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium August 9, 2012. (Photo: Reuters)

The Jamaican world record holder has already announced appearances in the 200 at Oslo's Bislett Games on June 13 and at the Paris Golden League meeting on July 6 ahead of the world championships in Moscow in August.

Bolt, who became the only man to win the 100-200 meters double at successive Olympics during last year's London Olympics, is also due to compete in a 150 meters race on Brazil's Copacabana beach on March 31.

The Golden Gala appearance will be Bolt's third in a row at Rome's Olympic stadium. He set a time of 9.91 seconds in 2011 and 9.76 last year in front of more than 50,000 spectators.

Rome is the fifth round of the 14-event Diamond League calendar.

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