Golden Gala in Florence on June 4th



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Golden Gala in Florence on June 4th

The Golden Gala moves from Rome Florence, in Italy. The meeting athletics of the Wanda Diamond League circuit, arrives in the Tuscan capital on June 4 for the 41st edition of the Pietro Mennea Golden Gala, at the Asics Firenze Marathon stadium.

This change is due to the concomitance with the UEFA European fchampionship, which should be played at the Olimpico in Rome for some matches. The mayor of Florence Dario Nardella said: "The city confirms itself as the ideal venue for hosting top-level sporting events.

It is an opportunity to be exploited for the post Covid restart: events such as the Golden Gala may have positive effects on the entire local system." "Florence is a fundamental city for our movement and bringing an international event back to Ridolfi must be considered a good omen for all Italian athletics," said Stefano Mei.

Usain Bolt: "Between Messi and Ronaldo I choose CR7!"

Interviewed by Gazzetta dello Sport, former track-and-field legend Usain Bolt talked about the dualism between the two soccer players Cristiano Ronaldo, star of Juventus FC, and Lionel Messi, of FC Barcelona.

Bolt said: "For me it is difficult to choose because I am an Argentina fan but I have also been a big fan of Cristiano since the time of Manchester United because, in fact, I am also a supporter of the Red Devils. But I think that Cristiano has something more.

because he has shown his worth in the Italian league, in the Spanish one and also in the Premier League. So, personally, I would say Cristiano Ronaldo. And there are very interesting young people, Mbappé for example is growing very, very fast.

see how far these talented young people will go. " Bolt has won 8 Olympic gold medals and 11 world championships and is the only athlete in history to have won the gold medal in the 100m flat and 200m flat in three consecutive editions of the Olympic Games (Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio de Janeiro 2016), as well as in three different editions of the world championships (Berlin 2009, Moscow 2013 and Beijing 2015).

He is also the world record holder of the 200m flat in the under 20 and under 18 categories, respectively with 19 "93 and 20" 13. Former 200m flat world record holders Pietro Mennea and Michael Johnson called him the greatest sprinter of all time.