Elaine Thompson-Herah wins Diamond League for Rabat DL
Elaine Thompson-Herah of Jamaica reacts after winning the 100m Women race during the Weltklasse Zuerich, Diamond League meeting at the Letzigrund Stadium on Thursday, September 9, 2021 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Weltklasse Zuerich/Patrick B. Kraemer)

Karsten Warholm makes his 2022 debut while Kenny Bednarek is another set to reveal his shape in this fourth Diamond League stop on the tour, Rabat DL. Elaine Thompson-Herah is the other star name on show in Morocco.

Kristjan Ceh heads a quality discus; Lamecha Girma is another young star looking to build on recent breakthroughs, but he will have to face a top Moroccan star and Olympic winner. Francine Niyonsaba goes over 3000 meters for the first time in 2022 and Miltiadis Tentoglou will clash with Swiss sensation Simon Ehammer in the long jump.

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Short previews

Rabat DL Men Events
200 meters: Olympic silver medalist Kenny Bednarek lines up in his first 200 meters of the year versus Jerome Blake, the in-form challenger.

800 meters: The world lead is under threat as Emmanuel Wanyoni is the fastest in the field this year with Olympic champion Emmanuel Korir and last year’s world No.1 Nijel Amos posing the threats.

1500 meters: World No.1 Abel Kipsang and Mohamed Katir head the start list.

3000-meter steeplechase: Lamecha Girma is back in action five days after his world-leading 7:58. With Soufiane El Bakkali as the top home star and spectators’ hero, it is clear who the challenger is. Former top stars Conseslus Kipruto and French Mekhissi are also there.

400-meter hurdles: It’s all about Karsten Warholm revealing his 2022 form. Khalifah Rosser is next quickest.

Long jump: Decathlete Simon Ehammer leads the way on season’s bests as world champion Tajay Gayle looks for a return to form and Olympic champion Miltiadis Tentoglou makes his international 2022 debut.

Discus: The three medalists from Tokyo, Daniel Stahl, Simon Petterson and Lukas Weisshaidlinger take on the in-form Kristjan Ceh, who looks to back up his 71.27 meters from Birmingham.

Rabat DL Women Events
100 meters: Elaine Thompson-Herah will be looking for a quick mark with Nathasha Morrison, Michelle-Lee Ahye and Anthonique Strachan leading the likely chasers.

400 meters: Marileidy Paulino hopes to build on her impressive start and should be a class apart.

800 meters (non-DL): South African Prudence Sekgodisa steps up in class following her big 1:58 breakthrough at home. Mary Moraa and Jarinta Mwasya will challenge.

1500 meters: Olympic fourth-placer Freweyni Hailu chases her first win of the season with world indoor silver medalist Axumawit Embaye hoping to continue her winter form. Pay attention to Hirut Meshesha too.

3000 meters: Francine Niyonsaba looks a class apart after her sub-9 two miles.

High jump: Yaroslava Mahuchikh seeks to add to her win in Eugene with Eleanor Patterson and Nicola Olyslaggers (nee McDermott) among the opposition. Also in shape is Marija Vukovic.

Pole vault: World No.1 Sandi Morris looks to repeat her Birmingham win, with Katie Nageotte hoping to bounce back into form, aware of the challenge from World indoor bronze medalist Tina Sutej.

Triple jump: Olympic silver medalist Patricia Mamona hopes to come back well from her Doha sixth with Shanieka Ricketts, Thea Lafond and Liadagmis Povea rounding out the main challengers.

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Anthony Foster
Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.

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