The Meeting de Paris, the French capital’s Diamond League promises some of the biggest stars in world athletics. As soon as the fields are revealed we will share previews of all races. For now here’s a few we know to be taking part on 28 August.
Who is competing in the Paris Diamond League?
A who’s who of Olympic champs will be featuring in the French capital with eight of Tokyo’s champions taking part. Elaine Thompson-Herah leads an all star line up with further announcements to be released over the coming days.
The schedule for the Paris Diamond League is as below. All times are Paris Local Time.
The Events to Watch – Paris Diamond League
- Women’s 100m – Paris
Olympic Champion Elaine Thompson-Herah will take on compatriot and Tokyo bronze medalist Shericka Jackson over 100m. Dina Asher-Smith returns hoping to be four weeks stronger from an injury which made her struggle to compete in Tokyo.
- Men’s Pole Vault
Tokyo’s one and two will compete once more in Paris with Mondo Duplantis taking on the American Christopher Nilsen. Nilsen’s compatriot Sam Kendricks was ruled out of the Olympics due to a positive COVID-19 test so he will be keen to show that he would have competed in the Japanese capital. Renaud Lavillenie will provide someone for the French crowd to cheer.
- Women’s High Jump
All three Tokyo medalists will appear in Paris. Mariya Lasitskene proved the best in Japan ahead of the Australian Nicola McDermott. Yaroslava Mahuchik is still only nineteen but has already backed up her world silver from 2019 with Olympic bronze.
- Men’s 3000m Steeplechase
Soufiane El Bakkali heads to Paris fresh off his first major title. The Moroccan will be keen to underline his authority against a strong field, featuring Conselus Kipruto the reigning World Champion who has shown no form in 2021. Benjamin Kigen the Tokyo bronze medalist also features.
- Women’s 3000m
Laura Muir will take on Kalkidan Gezahegne of Bahrain. The two silver medalists from the 1,500 and 10,000 respectively will meet over seven and a half laps. Muir may target Paula Radcliffe’s British record of 8.22.20.
- Women’s Hammer Throw
Olympic Champ Valarie Allman will take on the women she dethroned in Tokyo. Sandra Perković failed to medal in Japan but has two Olympic and six Diamond League titles to her name.
Who else is competing in the Paris Diamond League?
Paris will also feature sprint hurdles champs Jasmine Camacho-Quinn and Hansle Parchment. Neeraj Chopra, India’s first athletics Olympic gold medallist will compete in the Javelin in Paris. Fred Kerley will run over 200m with Femke Bol running 400m (this time without hurdles).
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