Having Bauhaus Galan in Stockholm’s legendary Olympic Stadium, plus a great weather forecast and big enthusiastic crowd are the setup for the last big meet before Oregon22.
How to watch the Stockholm Diamond League?
Short previews for Stockholm DL
100 meters: Olympic champion Marcell Jacobs races internationally for the first time outdoors in 2022. Reece Prescod is the only sub-10 runner on current form with 9.93 seconds.
800 meters: Olympic champion Emmanuel Korir (1:46.29) competes but Frenchmen Benjamin Robert (1:43.75) and Gabriel Tual (1:44.23) are likely to start as the favorites.
1500 meters (non DL): A strong European field goes against Musagala and Ramsden.
3000 meters: Uganda’s Jacob Kiplimo makes his season’s debut on the track. The wide open race also includes Burundi’s Thierry Ndikumwenayo, Spain’s Adel Mechaal and Australians Stewart McSweyn and Jack Rayner.
400-meter hurdles: Alison Dos Santos will be looking to extend his unbeaten run but fellow sub-48-second performer Rasmus Magi is likely to run him close. McMaster´s shape is not known.
Pole vault: Another win for Mondo Duplantis at home? His closest rival is likely to be Christopher Nilsen, who has also cleared 6.00 meters this season. Also watch out for Pal Haugen Lillefosse, who has improved to 5.86 meters and Ernest Obiena, winner of Taby.
Long Jump (non-DL): Olympic winner Miltiadis Tentoglou will be attacked by home star Thobias Montler.
Discus: Daniel Stahl is on home soil, but Kristjan Ceh so far always beats him in on this stage and Mykolas Alekna in his Diamond League debut will be looking to challenge the big names. It is the last one before the finale.
Javelin: All the big names are due to compete, including Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra and world champion Anderson Peters, who leads the world list with 93.07 meters.
4×100 relay (non-DL): Netherlands and Switzerland are in a European field for Munich qualification.
200 meters: World champion Dina Asher-Smith takes on the in-form Mujinga Kambundji, who has a slightly faster season’s best – 22.18 to 22.27.
400 meters (non DL): Anna Kielbasinska and Lieke Klaver will be looking for fast times.
800 meters: Keely Hodgkinson will be looking to further extend her unbeaten run but Mary Moraa has the fastest season’s best at 1:57.45.
1500 meters (non-DL): Linden Hall and Winnie Nanyondo are set for a fast time.
100-meter hurdles: Jasmine Camacho-Quinn takes on a strong line-up, including Tobi Amusan and Nia Ali, who have season’s bests of 12.41 and 12.49, respectively.
400-meter hurdles: Femke Bol is the outstanding favorite in the absence of the leading Americans.
3000-meter steeplechase: A wide-open race with Norah Jeruto and Winfried Yavi absent. The fastest on paper this year is France’s Alice Finot with 9:21.41. Gesa Felicitas Krause also makes her season’s debut.
Long jump: Malaika Mihambo faces fellow world medalists Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk and Ese Brume as well as world indoor champion Ivana Vuleta. It is the last one before the Diamond League final.
High jump: Will the Ukrainians sweep the women’s high jump again? Yaroslava Mahuchikh, Iryna Gerashchenko and Yuliya Levchenko are all in action. Eleanor Patterson is looking for her indoor shape.
Shot put: Recently crowned US champion Chase Ealey and Canadian champion Sarah Mitton will go head-to-head.
4×100 relay (non DL): Switzerland leads seven other European countries here.
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