With almost no time to blink after a spectacular World Championships in Oregon, the competition does not stop and the Diamond League is just around the corner. A Diamond League that returns with the Meeting of Silesia (Poland) and with the presence of several world champions in the United States a couple of weeks ago and with top international athletes. It will be next August 6 and a magnificent prelude to the meeting that will take place in Monaco on the 10th and where there will be even more starring at the planetary level.
Four sub 9.90
Let’s start the analysis of the events with the men’s 100m. World medalist Trayvon Bromell, with a season’s best of 9.81, is the favorite. But watch out because we will have three other men capable of having run this 2022 under 9.90. Yohan Blake (9.85), Marvin Bracy (9.85) and Christian Coleman (9.87). In the women’s 100, which is not a diamond event, we will have none other than Frayser-Pryce (10.67SB), world champion, and the Americans Hobbs (10.81) or Terry (10.82).
In the women’s 200, the gold medalist in Oregon, the second-fastest woman in history at the distance, shines brightly. Shericka Jackson (21.47). Her great rivals, the Americans Tamara Clark (21.92), Gabrielle Thomas (21.98) and Jenna Prandini (22.01).
Bol switches to the 400m sprint
In the 400m dash, a very tight duel with the Jamaican McPherson (50.15) and McLeod (50.05), the Dominican Cofil and the presence for the first time in this open air of Femke Bol away from the hurdles (she has 50.37PB). In the men’s 400, watch out for world runner-up Kirani James (44.02SB) and Americans Michael Norman, champion in Oregon with 43.56 and Champion Allison (43.70SB).
Zoya and Adri Ben
In the women’s 800, without Mu and Hodgkinson, the best time are the Americans Rogers (1:57:96) and Ajee Wilson (1:57:23). Let’s go to the women’s 1,500, where the Spanish Zoya Naumov (4.23.18 SB) is registered. World silver medalist Gudaf Tsegay (3:54:21) and watch out for the other Ethiopians (Meshesha, Welteji and Embaye). In the men’s 800, which is not a Diamond event, Adri Ben (1.44.93 SB) will run against Korir (1.43.71) or Bryce Hoppel.
The African armada is once again the main protagonist in the women’s 3000m. The Ethiopians Taye (8.19.52PB) and Worku (8.30.76PB). But watch out for Germany’s Klosterhalfen (8:40:44SB) and the Dutch Koster (8:42:28).
World champions in the hurdles
It is not on the Diamond calendar, but the 100m hurdles, which will feature heats, will be brutal. Olympic champion Camacho-Quinn (12.32SB) or the Americans (12.35SB) and Marshall (12.46SB) will be there. In the men’s 400m hurdles, the favorite will be the brand-new world champion, the Brazilian Alison Dos Santos, who is in a brutal form (46.29SB/PB). The closest to him, the Frenchman Happio (47.41).
In the Pole Vault we will be delighted again with the world record holder Duplantis (6.21). There will also be Lavillenie, the Brazilian Braz or the American Nielsen. There will also be a Spanish presence in the triple jump. He cannot compete internationally as a Spaniard yet, so these are his competitions. With 17.87 SB (Spanish record), he will compete against the Cuban Andy Díaz (17.68) or the Portuguese of Cuban origin also Pichardo (17.95SB) or the indoor record holder Hugues-Fabrice Zango.
In the shot put, watch out for the Canadian Mitton (20.33SB) and the American Ealey (20.51SB), world champion. In the javelin we will have the Spaniard Manu Quijera (83.28SB). The favorites, the Czech Vadlejch (90.88SB) and the German Weber (89.54SB).