XXIV Meeting Sport Solidarity

In Lignano, an evening of athletics and charity.


After an eventful eve, Lignano was able to celebrate the annual event with the Meeting Sports & Solidarity, now the XXIV edition. It was the opportunity to see some young sprinters on the track Mondo Super X Performance at Teghil stadium which resulted in hard-fought competition. The challenge in the men’s 100m was won by Jamaican Jacques Harvey (born 1989), who ran in 10.11 ahead of compatriot Sheldon Mitchell (born 1990), who stopped the clock at 10.35. In the men’s 400 m, another success for a young Jamaican, the 21 year old Rusheen McDonald, who ran in 45.28. In the 110 hurdles, however, the victory went to 25-year old American Omoghan Osaghae, that with a time of 13:47 preceded by only 0:03 compatriot Tyron Akins. Among women, the American Shalonda Solomon, who won gold at the World Championships Daegu 2011 with the 4x100m relay, won the 100 m ahead of her teammate LaShauntea Moore,with a time of 11.15. In the women’s 400m, there was success success for the Italian, of Cuban origin, Libiana Grenot, who ran a 51.53. The final of the 100 m hurdles, saw the success of the American Kellie Wells, who won a bronze medal at London 2012, ahead of compatriot Loreal Smith, running a 12.85. Most interesting performances were in the long-distance events: the men’s 800 m, success for the 23 year old American Elijah Greer, with a time of 1:46:38, in the men’s 1500 m final sprint was won by American Ben Blankenship, with a time of 3:37:03, ahead of his compatriot Jordan McNamara ,by only 0:21. In the women’s 800m final, American Heather Kampf won with a time of 2:00:04, and in the women’s 1500m, another success for the United States, by Kate Grace, who has won with a 4:07:40. Like last year, this year the two-time Olympic 100m, Shelly-Ann Fraser, ran the 50m together with disabled athletes. The International Meeting of Athletics' Sports Solidarity" is organized since the first edition of the New Athletic New Athletic Amateur Sport Association of Friuli in Udine.