A round-up of some of the latest athletics news and results, including entry info ahead of the Monaco Diamond League and why Anouk Vetter’s 6626 points in Amsterdam won’t be ratified as a Dutch heptathlon record
Mo Farah entered for Monaco 1500m
Monaco’s Herculis IAAF Diamond League meeting is again set to feature Mo Farah in the 1500m as he returns to the event at which he ran his European record of 3:28.81 in 2013.
Double Olympic and world champion Farah, who clocked 3:28.93 to finish fourth in the event at last year’s meeting, is set to go up against top Kenyans headed by three-time world champion Asbel Kiprop, world silver medallist Elijah Manangoi and Ronald Kwemoi.
Also in the field is Farah’s fellow Briton Charlie Grice, Algeria’s Olympic champion Taoufik Makhloufi, Morocco’s Olympic and world bronze medallist Abdalaati Iguider and Norway’s Ingebrigtsen brothers Filip, who recently won the European title, and Henrik, who claimed European bronze in Amsterdam.
A late withdrawal from the meeting is Jimmy Vicaut in the 200m. There the favourites are Alonso Edward of Panama and Jamaican Julian Forte.
No ratification for national records of Anouk Vetter and Ivona Dadic
In the third 200m race of the heptathlon at the European Championships on Friday (July 8) no wind speed was registered.
Athletes in that race included Anouk Vetter (23.89) and Ivona Dadic (24.11) which means that their final respective heptathlon scores of 6626 for gold and a Dutch record and 6408 for bronze and an Austrian record will not be ratified as national records due to the missing data. The final results should still count as Olympic qualifying standards.
Cetniewo throws meet
The traditional throwing meet in Cetniewo in Poland at the training centre near Gdansk on Tuesday (July 12) will have all the Polish heroes from the recent European Championships in Amsterdam competing, including Anita Wlodarczyk, Piotr Malachowski and Pawel Fajdek.
International rivals in the men’s discus will be Ehsan Hadadi from Iran. In the men’s shot put Michal Haratyk and Konrad Bukowiecki will face Tomasz Majewski. Last year Wlodarczyk achieved the current hammer world record at this meeting.
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