Diamond League

Karsten Warholm set for Monaco return

Karsten Warholm will return to attack his meeting record at the Herculis EBS 2023 meeting in Monaco on July 21. Will he break the world record again?

Karsten Warholm reacts to breaking the world record in the 400m hurdles. Photo: Pete Dov

Karsten Warholm, the world record holder for 400m hurdles from Norway, is set to continue his impressive start to the season at the Herculis EBS meeting in Monaco on July 21. Having been injured for much of 2022, Warholm returned to form in 2023 with a remarkable time of 46.52 at the Diamond League event in Oslo last week, setting a new Diamond League and meeting record.

When he steps into the blocks in Monaco next month, the Olympic champion will be aiming to surpass his own meeting record of 47.08 seconds, set in 2021. Read more: Karsten Warholm powers to world-leading 46.52secs, wins 400m hurdles at Bislett Games

After his victory in Oslo Warholm said: “I felt really good today and knew something special was coming.

“I can really attack the world record, maybe even this year,” he added. “It really sucked to be out injured last year and I wanted to make sure I came back with a big boom.”

Meanwhile, a pair of Olympic champions, such as Neeraj Chopra of India and Miltiadis Tentoglou from Greece, have also been announced to take part in the Athletissima Diamond League meeting in Lausanne on June 30.

Chopra will compete in the men’s Javelin Throw, and Tentoglou will contest the Long Jump event.

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