Over the next few days, many of the same athletes who competed in the Tokyo Olympics will return to the tracks to vie for the Diamond League trophy.
At the 12th event in the summer athletics series, athletes like Elaine Thompson-Herah, Dina Asher-Smith, Andre de Grasse, and many more will compete.
The series champions will receive a wildcard for next year’s World Athletics Championships in Eugene and Oregon, in addition to the cash award of roughly £22,000. We preview what may happen in the Diamond League championship game.
So, Tell me, What Exactly is the Diamond League?
The 14 premier invitational athletics meetings that make up the Diamond League are among the greatest in the world.
Where and When can I Watch the Diamond League Championship Game?
The finals of the Diamond League are scheduled on September 8 and 9, 2018.
Where is the Diamond League Final Taking Place?
Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich, Switzerland will play host to the 2021 Diamond League Final.
How can I Watch the Diamond League Final on TV?
The Diamond League Final will air on BBC Two from 4:30 to 6:30 pm on September 8 and from 6:00 to 9:00 pm on September 9. The final will also be available on the BBC Iplayer.
And Who are the Challengers, if Anyone?
Elaine Thompson-Herah, the reigning Olympic 100- and 200-meter champion for Jamaica, is coming off an outstanding performance in Eugene last month, where she clocked in at 10.54 seconds.
Dina Asher-Smith, who was injured and unable to compete in the most recent Olympic Games, will attempt a comeback in the 200-meter event, and fellow Brit Daryll Neita is on the 100-meter event’s provisional start list.
Also, Keely Hodgkinson and Jemma Reekie, both of Great Britain, will be hoping to build on their recent success in the women’s 800 metre race after Hodgkinson broke the British record by more than a full second in Tokyo.
Olympic 100-meter silver medalist Fred Kerley and 200-meter champion Andre de Grasse are expected to compete in the men’s sprint events.
Karsten Warholm is the clear favourite to win the men’s 400-meter hurdles at the Diamond League. The Norwegian won the gold medal in Tokyo with a time of 45.94 seconds over the hurdles and then set a new world record with a time of 45.51 seconds over the flat in Lausanne.
Jakob Ingebrigsten, of Norway, and Kenyan Timothy Cheruiyot will take against each other again in their continuing duel in the 1,500m after Ingebrigsten ran a Games-record three minutes 28.32 seconds in Tokyo.
Two-time pole vault world champion Sam Kendricks is ready to comeback after having to withdraw from Tokyo due to testing positive for Covid-19 on the eve of the competition.