Diamond League

Karsten Warholm ready to star at the Bislett Games

Norwegian starts his 2021 Wanda Diamond League season on home soil in Oslo in his expert 400m obstacles occasion on Thursday

Karsten Warholm will be hoping to make his imprint in front of the Olympics with a decent exhibition at the Bislett Games in Oslo on Thursday (July 1).

The 400m hurdler was as of late pushed down from No.2 to No.3 on the world unsurpassed rankings after Rai Benjamin’s 46.83 triumph in the US Team Trials in Eugene. So Warholm will be attempting to restore himself and perhaps draw near to Kevin Young’s long-standing world record of 46.78.

It is Warholm’s first Diamond League race of the mid year in spite of the fact that he hustled once inside at 300m and this late spring broke his own 300m obstacles world best with 33.26.

In Oslo he faces, among others, Brazil’s Alison Dos Santos, Ireland’s Thomas Barr and previous European hero Yasmani Copello before an expected horde of 5000 observers.

“I’ve been sitting tight for this for quite a while. It’s uncommon to do this in Norway and it’s presumably the greatest gathering in this country since the beginning of the pandemic,” he says.

The 400m obstacles races are among the top occasions in Oslo on the grounds that Femke Bol of the Netherlands drives the passages in the ladies’ occasion. Not very many American competitors have so far made the outing over to Europe yet following their Olympic preliminaries however rather Bol faces a field that incorporates Ukrainians Viktoriya Tkachuk and Anna Ryzhykova.

Somewhere else, Mondo Duplantis, Sam Kendricks and Renaud Lavillenie will conflict in the men’s post vault, while Daniel Stahl drives the men’s disk line-up and Maria Andrejczyk heads the ladies’ lance field.

In the ladies’ 5000m, Hellen Obiri is facing Margaret Chelimo Kipkemboi, Tsehay Gemechu and Fantu Worku, while Britain’s Eilish McColgan likewise contends after as of late acquiring Olympic choice for 5000m and 10,000m.

English competitors Jazmin Sawyers and Abigail Irozuru are likewise in real life in the long leap where they face title holder Malaika Mihambo, world indoor boss Ivana Spanovic and European indoor boss Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk.

Adelle Tracey, in the mean time, goes in the ladies’ 800m with best on the planet Halimah Nakaayi, Oceania record-holder Catriona Bisset and Hedda Hynne of Norway.

The Dream Mile has been renamed the Svein Arne Hansen Dream Mile in memory of the previous Bislett Games meet chief and European Athletics president who passed on last year, and it will include Kenyan Trials champ Charles Simotwo, Marcin Lewandowski of Poland, Stewart McSweyn of Australia and Charlie Grice of Britain.

Jakob Ingebrigtsen was because of race however has removed with a sensitive throat.

The ladies’ 100m incorporates US preliminaries next in line Javianne Oliver, Marie-Josee Ta Lou, Tianna Bartoletta, European indoor boss Ajla del Ponte and Britain’s Daryll Neita, though the men’s 200m field is driven by Andre De Grasse.

The Oslo meeting is followed on July 4 with the Diamond League in Stockholm followed by Monaco on July 9, Gateshead on July 13.

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