Karsten Warholm and Abderrahman Samba get ready to race once again at the Bislett Games
Oslo welcomes athletes for the fifth leg of the IAAF Diamond League series on Thursday (June 7), with Karsten Warholm and Abderrahman Samba in the 400m hurdles among many exciting clashes on the cards.
Qatar’s world-leader Samba broke the Asian record with 47.48 to beat his fellow 22-year-old Warholm in Rome last week, but the world champion will have the support of a home crowd behind him as he looks to build on his 47.82 Norwegian record run in Italy.
USA’s Olympic champion Kerron Clement and Turkey’s world silver medallist Yasmani Copello are also among the entries.
Joining Warholm in competing in front of a home crowd will be the Ingebrigtsen brothers. Filip and Henrik race in the final event – the Dream Mile – with last year’s Oslo 1500m winner Jake Wightman joined by fellow Briton Jamie Webb in this event, and Kenya’s world 1500m champion Elijah Manangoi also in the field.
Jakob Ingebrigtsen, who ran a 3:52.28 mile in Eugene, will race the 1500m which features Britain’s Chris O’Hare, Dale King-Clutterbuck and Jake Heyward.
The world championships 3000m steeplechase top two – USA’s Emma Coburn and Courtney Frerichs – line up against Kenya’s world-leader Hyvin Kiyeng, Britain’s Rosie Clarke and home favourite Karoline Bjerkeli Grovdal, while British record-holder Laura Muir contests the 800m along with Olympic and world top two Caster Semenya and Francine Niyonsaba.
Britain’s Adam Gemili continues his return after his injury at the Commonwealth Games, racing the 200m against Turkey’s world champion Ramil Guliyev, while the women’s 100m features British record-holder Dina Asher-Smith, Ivory Coast’s Murielle Ahoure and Michelle-Lee Ahye of Trinidad and Tobago.
World champions Mutaz Essa Barshim of Qatar and Danil Lysenko of Russia go head-to-head in the high jump, while the shot put sees New Zealand’s world champion Tom Walsh taking on USA’s Olympic champion Ryan Crouser.
Other athletes in action include Lyu Huihui in the javelin, Holly Bradshaw and Katerina Stefanidi in the pole vault, Caterine Ibarguen in the triple jump, Anyika Onuora and Salwa Eid Naser in the 400m, Dalilah Muhammad in the 400m hurdles, Alina Talay and Isabelle Pedersen in the non-Diamond League 100m hurdles and Fedrick Dacres in the discus
» Fans in the UK can watch the action from 19:00 on Eurosport 2