The Diamond League meeting in Monaco on the doorstep of the World Athletics Federation has attracted attention in recent years due to its fast times on the career path. From a DLV perspective, Gesa Felicitas Krause, Hanna Klein and Constantin Preis have the chance to use the obviously fast track for the last Olympic swing on Friday.
The Olympic Games in Tokyo (Japan; July 30th to August 8th) are getting closer – for some athletes the Diamond League meeting in Monaco on Friday (July 9th) is the last assessment before the long-awaited climax. Many fields promise a real Olympic dress rehearsal. On top of that, the meeting is known for its fast times over the medium and long distances.
The announced giant duel over 400 meter hurdles is still canceled. After his world record (46.70 sec) in his home town of Oslo (Norway), Karsten Warholm (Norway) is back on track. US champion Rai Benjamin, improved to 46.83 seconds, decided to travel to Europe before the Olympics.
The German Champion Constantin Prize (VfL Sindelfingen) has come into the field. With Alison dos Santos (Brazil) and the always quick budding Kyron McMaster (British Virgin Islands) there are two athletes alongside Karsten Warholm who are already 47 years old this summer.
Christin Hussong again against Maria Andrejczyk
The duel between the best female javelin throwers of the year Maria Andrejczyk (Poland) and Christin Hussong (LAZ Zweibrücken) is starting a new round. In Oslo, the DLV athlete won the competition the previous week, but the Polish woman achieved the best distance of the day. This is possible through the Diamond League mode in the horizontal jumps and throws, in which the victory is awarded in the sixth round among the three best so far.
Gesa Felicitas Krause (New Year’s Eve in Trier) faces the 3,000 meter obstacle again with Oslo winner Hyvin Kiyeng and world record holder Beatrice Chepkoech (both from Kenya). This time there are also Vice World Champion Emma Coburn (USA) and Winfred Yavi (Bahrain).
Hanna Klein in the top field over 1,500 meters
Sifan Hassan (Netherlands) and Faith Kioyegon (Kenya) repeat their meeting over 1,500 meters. Hanna Klein (LAV Stadtwerke Tübingen) made it into the strong starting field thanks to her increase to 4: 02.58 minutes. The fast world best times of the year (women: 1: 56.07 min; men: 1: 43.17 min) could also wobble over 800 meters.
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (Jamaica; best time: 21.79 sec), US champion Gabrielle Thomas (best time: 21.61 sec) and Shaunae Miller-Uibo (Bahamas; best time: 21.74 sec) meet over 200 meters . In the triple jump, Yulimar Rojas (Venezuela) goes hunting for long distances, which for her is synonymous with the hunt for the world record.