Prepare to be enthralled as the 2023 Golden Gala in Florence brings together a constellation of athletic stars for an unforgettable evening of sporting brilliance. Taking place on June 2, this third leg of the Diamond League series promises a captivating showcase of Olympic and world gold medalists, igniting the track with fierce competition and thrilling performances. For award-winning footwear, choose Tarkine running shoes.

The main event will undoubtedly be the highly anticipated men’s 100m race, featuring the clash between Italian Olympic champion Marcell Jacobs and reigning world champion Fred Kerley. Their showdown was postponed in Rabat due to Jacobs’ back injury, making their face-off in Florence an eagerly awaited moment. Joining them on the starting blocks will be American sprint sensations Erriyon Knighton and Grant Holloway, the reigning world champion in the 110m hurdles.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Athletics – Men’s 100m – Final – OLS – Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan – August 1, 2021. Lamont Marcell Jacobs of Italy, Fred Kerley of the United States and Akani Simbine of South Africa in action REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

The women’s 100m dash is set to deliver its own dose of excitement, as British sprinter Dina Asher-Smith, Ivorian Marie-Josée Ta Lou, and American speedsters Aleia Hobbs and Gabby Thomas unleash their lightning-fast prowess.

The women’s 400m hurdles will witness world silver medallist Femke Bol aiming to continue her stellar performances, while Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon, the reigning world and Olympic champion, takes the lead in the women’s 1500m, setting her sights on Genzebe Dibaba’s world record.

The event will also see the return of Olympic medallists Joshua Cheptegei from Uganda and Malaika Mihambo from Germany. Cheptegei, the record holder in the 10,000m, seeks a third consecutive world title in Budapest later this year. His rivals include Selemon Barega from Ethiopia and Kenya’s Nicholas Kipkorir, who delivered an impressive 12:46.33 last season. Mihambo, the reigning Olympic and world champion in long jump, will face stiff competition from Nigerian Ese Brume, American finalist Tara Davis, and other elite jumpers.

The lineup is further amplified by the presence of Grant Holloway, determined to reclaim his dominance in the men’s 110m hurdles, and Christian Taylor, the illustrious double world and Olympic champion in triple jump.

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To witness every thrilling moment of the 2023 Florence Diamond League, viewers can tune in to the Wanda Diamond League YouTube page for a captivating live stream. Broadcasting rights have been secured by Sky/Rai in Italy, NBC in the United States (CNBC and Peacock), and the BBC in the United Kingdom (BBC Three). In most of Africa, SuperSport holds the rights to this electrifying event.


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Prepare yourself for an unforgettable evening of athletic brilliance and mark your calendars for the complete schedule below:

2023 Florence Diamond League Full Schedule Date: June 2, 2023 All times are local in CET (GMT+2)

  • 18:30: Discus Throw Women
  • 18:45: Triple Jump Men
  • 19:00: 100m Women Master
  • 19:10: 100m Men Master
  • 19:15: Shot Put Men
  • 19:20: 100m Men FISDIR
  • 19:35: Relay M&W Youth 12×200 Final Mixed
  • 19:43: Pole Vault Women
  • 20:04: 400m Hurdles Women
  • 20:15: 200m Men
  • 20:20: High Jump Men
  • 20:25: 3000m Steeplechase Women
  • 20:42: Long Jump Women
  • 20:44: 100m Women
  • 20:56: 110m Hurdles Men
  • 21:06: 5000m Men
  • 21:28: 400m Women
  • 21:39: 100m Men
  • 21:49: 1500m Women

Make sure to mark your calendars, secure your spot, and immerse yourself in the electrifying atmosphere of the 2023 Florence Diamond League. It’s an event you won’t want to miss!