Asher-Smith against the best
The women's 200m promises to be the event of the evening on Thursday, as a veritable who's who of female sprinting lines up in the blocks at the Stadio Olimpico. Great Britain's Dina Asher-Smith holds the 200m meeting record at the Pietro Mennea Golden Gala thanks to her 22.06 in Florence last year, and she will be hoping to defend that record against a formidable field.
Elaine Thompson-Herah, who claimed the 100m meeting record in Rabat with her second win of the season on Sunday, will be favourite to cross the line first, and 400m Olympic champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo also has the quality to beat anyone on her day. US legend Allyson Felix, meanwhile, returns for her first Diamond League appearance of the season with a chance to claim her first full victory on the circuit since 2017.