The Wanda Diamond League returns to action this Thursday, June 30 with the ‘Bauhaus Galan’ meeting at the spectacular Stockholm Olympic Stadium. Just two weeks before the World Cup in Eugene, it is one of the last top-level testing benches for many of the athletes. In the Swedish capital there will be Olympic medalists and strong candidates to do important things in the World Championship at Hayward Field in Oregon.
Let’s go with the analysis of each test. Starting with the speed, in the men’s 100 we will miss the great American stars, but the Olympic champion Lamont Marcel Jacobs will be there, who has not yet managed to get below 10 seconds (10.04) this 2022. His great rival, the British Prescod (9.93 SB).
In the women’s 200, we will again miss the American ‘bullets’, who have preferred to stay in North American territory, where the World Cup will be held in two weeks. The big favorites, the Swiss Kambundji (22.18 SB) and the British Asher-Smith (22.27 SB).
In the women’s 800, the leading role for the British Keely Hodgkinson, who this open air has already risen to 1.57.71. Behind, the Hurta (1.58.30), the Kenyan Moraa (1.57.45 SB) or the South African Sekgodiso (1.58.41). It looks like a very good race.
Ben, in a level race
In the men’s 800, as we mentioned, the presence of an Adri Ben (1.44.93 SB) who comes from being runner-up in Spain in Nerja and who will face the French Robert (1.43.75, the best of the participants this 2022) and Tual (1.44.23) or the Kenyan triplet Korir, Kipruto and Rotich, who have not yet achieved their best marks but are very dangerous.
Mechaal, before Kiplimo and McSweyn
The other Spanish representative, Adel Mechaal, will be one of the names to take into account in a tremendous 3,000. Presence of the Olympic medalist Jacob Kiplimo (7.26.64 PB), the Australian McSweyn (7.28.02 PB) or the Norwegian Nordas (7.43 SB), the best of the participants in the distance this course.
We’re going to the women’s 100 hurdles. There we will also miss several of the best Americans (Americans and Jamaicans especially) as well. The great favorite, the Puerto Rican Olympic champion Camacho-Quinn, who has achieved 12.37 this 2022. In addition, the Nigerian Amusan (12.41) and the North American Ali (12.49) and Jones (12.53).
Dos Santos and Bol, to continue with the streak
In the men’s 400 hurdles, again the presence of one of the candidates for gold in Eugene, the Brazilian Alison Dos Santos (47.23 SB). He will face the Mägi (47.82) or the American CJ Allen (48.17 SB). In the women’s four hurdles, the woman to beat will be Femke Bol, with her 52.61 SB. The closest athlete, the British Knight (54.09).
The gala Alice Finot, who trains in Galicia, is the one with the best mark this year in the 3,000 obstacles (9.17), although the one with the best personal record of the participants is the German Krause (9.03.30). Also pay attention to the nationalized Kenyan Kazakh Jepkemei (9.06.66).
Peters vs. Chopra
Let’s go to the competitions, perhaps the biggest dish in Stockholm. Much level. In the women’s shot put, the favorites are the American Ealey (20.51 SB) and the Canadian Mitton, who has left this season at 20.33. In the javelin throw, the Indian Olympic champion Chopra will face athletes such as Peters from Granada (93.07 SB) or the Czech Vladlejch (90.88 SB).
Duplantis, before his people
In the women’s category, Mahuchikh (2.01 SB) will once again be the favorite and will have two of her great rivals in her compatriots Geraschenko (1.98 SB) and Levchenko. In the pole vault, the world record holder Duplantis will compete at home and will face the American Nilsen (6.00 SB). The German Malaika Mihambo is by far the one who has jumped the most in the women’s length of the participants in Stockholm. It’s gone down to an impressive 7.09 SB. Waiting for the best of Ivana Vuleta, the Swedish Sagnia is the second with the best mark this course (6.95 meters).
Finally, in the men’s disc, a nice duel between the local Daniel Stahl (71.47 SB) and the Slovenian Ceh (71.27 SB).