Great numbers, athletes and guests for the 10th edition of the Memorial Primo Nebiolo. A stadium completely crowded with people and many important guests, including Prince Albert II of Monaco, the Rector of the Polytechnic, Francesco Profumo, the President of Fidal Franco Arese, the President of CUSI Leonardo Coiana. The audience that crowded the stands of the stadium dedicated to the memory of an unforgettable man of sport, Primo Nebiolo, ten years after his death, was the real protagonist; 16 games, 128 athletes, two hours of competitions, which ended once again with a spectacular show of fireworks. The nice weather favoured the competitions and the new track could not be better opened. The whole athetics world admired the new fast and modern athletics track approved by IAAF (made of Mondotrack SX, the same material used in the Beijing Olympic track), a significant qualitative leap for the Turinese stadium.
This unforgettable athletics night opened with the hammer throw and the Meeting record realized by the German Betty Heidler, 74.33. Even the triple jumper Fabrizio Schembri, who improved his personal best for three times, made enthusiastic comments. The victory went to the Englishman Phillips Idowu, who had already been in Torino in 2006 and who promised to return again next year, thanks to the magnificent springboard. It was then the turn of the Piedmontese Fabio Cerutti who aroused the enthusiasm of the public with his performance and won the 100 meters at the photo finish. Many applauses welcomed Antonietta Di Martino, who has returned to the results obtained in 2007 in the high jump. The enthusiastic audience greeted also the performance of Oscar Pistorius, South African champion and Paralympic athlete, who raced the 400 meter together with able-bodied athletes who realized an interesting 47.20. Great performance the one by Elisa Cusma in the 800 sprint race, who realized her season’s best with 2'00 "13. In the 800 men’s the absolute protagonist was Abubaker Kaki. He ended his competition in 1'44 "25, and while parading under the stands among the applauses of the public was surprised by the beautiful fireworks.