Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Diamond League

World champions confirmed for Monaco Diamond League meeting

Jamaican world long jump champion Tajay Gayle is among the confirmed athletes set for the 2021 Monaco Diamond League meeting on July 9.

World champions Karsten Warholm, Yulimar Rojas, Tajay Gayle, Anzhelika Sidorova and Kelsey-Lee Barber are among the first stars confirmed for the Meeting Herculis EBS – part of the Wanda Diamond League – in Monaco on 9 July.

World champions set for Monaco Diamond League

Warholm, the two-time world 400m hurdles champion, smashed the meeting record last year with his 47.10 clocking. Nine days later, the Norwegian hurdler went on to record a lifetime best of 46.87 in Stockholm, consolidating his No.2 position on the world all-time list and putting him within 0.09 of Kevin Young’s long-standing world record.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Rojas will also be looking for a back-to-back victory in Monaco, having won there last year. The Venezuelan triple jumper broke the world indoor record last year with 15.43m and recently matched that mark outdoors in Andujar.

The two-time world champion, who is now just seven centimetres away from the world record that was set 26 years ago, will face Olympic champion Caterine Ibarguen in Monaco.

Jamaica’s Gayle set for men’s long jump

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Gayle was one of the surprise performers at the World Athletics Championships Doha 2019, winning the men’s long jump with a Jamaican record of 8.69m. The 24-year-old, who recently jumped a wind-assisted 8.56m, will take on European champion Miltiadis Tentoglou, who currently leads the world list with 8.60m.

Sidorova, winner of the women’s pole vault in Monaco in 2018, returns to the Herculis meeting where she’ll take on Katie Nageotte. The in-form US vaulter leads the 2021 indoor and outdoor world lists with marks of 4.94m and 4.93m respectively.

Barber, world champion in the women’s javelin, will take on Olympic champion Sara Kolak of Croatia and Maria Andrejczyk, who earlier this year moved to No.2 on the world all-time list with a Polish record of 71.40m.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

In the men’s high jump, European indoor champion Maksim Nedasekau will take on 2016 world indoor champion Gianmarco Tamberi and world bronze medallist Ilya Ivanyuk.

Other confirmed athletes include Nijel Amos, the meeting record-holder in the men’s 800m, and French steeplechaser Djilali Bedrani.

–Press Release

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Put together by a member of the World-Track and Field Website team members. This is usually done by an in house member with able assistance from someone or an agency reporting from outside.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

EDITOR'S PICKS

Main News

Yulimar Rojas of Venezuela bounded out to 15.67 meters to break the women's triple jump world record at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on...

Main News

Karsten Warholm and Rai Benjamin both booked a spot into the men's 400m hurdles semifinals on Day One at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games...

Main News

Yulimar Rojas and Shanieka Ricketts are strong gold medal favorites in the women's triple jump and the pair will open competition at Tokyo 2020...

Diamond League

Mondo Duplantis and Grant Holloway have been confirmed for the 2021 Wanda Paris Diamond League on August 28th.