Ryan Crouser, Katie Moon, and Selemon Barega, fresh off their Olympic triumphs, are set to make their mark at the upcoming Athletissima event in Lausanne on June 30th. As the Wanda Diamond League reaches its midway point, these esteemed athletes will captivate fans with their exceptional performances.
Crouser, who recently broke the world record in the men’s shot put, will kickstart his Diamond League campaign in Lausanne before heading to Silesia in a few weeks’ time. Eager to reclaim the Diamond Trophy he secured in 2021, the American powerhouse will face off against reigning champion Joe Kovacs in a highly anticipated showdown at the Stade de la Pontaise.
Meanwhile, Moon aims to add another victory to her accolades in the women’s pole vault. After triumphing in Doha and Florence, she suffered a defeat at the hands of reigning Diamond League champion Nina Kennedy in Paris last weekend. Read more: Wanda Diamond League 2023 full schedule and calendar
The Tokyo Olympics gold medalist remains determined to clinch her first-ever Diamond Trophy, and a win in Lausanne would almost certainly guarantee her a spot in the series final in Eugene.
As for Barega, the 10,000m Olympic champion, he will strive to claim his first Diamond Trophy in five years. Having previously secured the 5000m title in 2018, Barega faces a formidable field of athletes, including the record-breaking Joshua Cheptegei, all of whom boast personal bests under 13 minutes. Their showdown in Lausanne promises to be a spectacle of skill and endurance.
The Wanda Diamond League Lausanne serves as the sixth leg of athletics’ premier one-day meeting series. Comprising 14 highly esteemed events in global track and field, this competition showcases the world’s finest athletes.
Throughout the 13 series meetings, athletes accumulate points in hopes of qualifying for the highly anticipated two-day Wanda Diamond League Final in Eugene on September 16th-17th.