Karsten Warholm and Abderrahman Samba get ready to race once again at the Bislett Games
Stage is set for Stockholm Diamond LeagueJune 9, 2018
Swedish capital stages latest meeting in IAAF series with Laura Muir, Dina Asher-Smith and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake among the entries
Laura Muir continues her season at the BAUHAUS-galan Stockholm Diamond League on Sunday as she looks to build on her fastest ever 1500m opener of 3:59.30 from Eugene.
The British record-holder forms part of a strong field in Sweden, with the USA’s Jenny Simpson (pictured above with Muir at last year’s IAAF World Championships), Sifan Hassan of Netherlands, Sweden’s Meraf Bahta and Britain’s Laura Weightman also racing.
GB’s world 4x100m champion Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake races in a 200m missing USA’s Christian Coleman through injury, while British record-holder Dina Asher-Smith again faces Ivory Coast’s Murielle Ahoure and Michelle-Lee Ahye of Trinidad and Tobago over 100m after her impressive 10.92 British record in Oslo.
Maria Lasitskene (below) will look to continue her winning streak in the high jump, where Britain’s Morgan Lake is in action, while world champions Luvo Manyonga of South Africa and Cuba’s Juan Miguel Echevarría will again go head-to-head in the long jump.
World under-20 record-holder Armand Duplantis is sure to get strong support in the pole vault as the home favourite goes up against the USA’s world champion Sam Kendricks and Poland’s Piotr Lisek.
World discus silver medallist Daniel Stahl will also be out to impress in front of a home crowd, while competition in the women’s long jump is set to be fierce with Serbia’s world indoor champion Ivana Spanovic and Canada’s Commonwealth champion Christabel Nettey both already having jumped 6.92m this season and Britain’s Lorraine Ugen returning to Diamond League competition.
Britain’s Jake Wightman and Kyle Langford – Commonwealth medallists over 1500m and 800m respectively – meet in the middle to contest the 1000m, while the 5000m features Norwegian brothers Henrik and Filip Ingebrigtsen plus Ethiopia’s two-time world indoor champion Yomif Kejelcha.
Abderrahman Samba and Karsten Warholm race again after their exciting 400m hurdles battle in Eugene.
Other athletes in Stockholm include Olympic champion Brianna Rollins-McNeal, world 400m silver medallist Salwa Eid Naser and British 800m runners Lynsey Sharp, Shelayna Oskan-Clarke and Andrew Osagie, who clocked his quickest 800m since 2013 with 1:45.09 in Hengelo.
» The meeting is being shown on British Eurosport Player, with the coverage sponsored by athleticsweekly.com. Also, see the June 14 issue of AW for reports, results and photographs