The Wanda Diamond League continues on Saturday with the season’s second meet, Birmingham DL, at the renovated Alexander Stadium. Several World leads are expected in top line-ups.
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100 meters: Five-time Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah is a late withdrawal, but the line-up still features six sub-11 competitors, including Olympic bronze medallist Shericka Jackson – although the fastest based on season’s bests is Cambrea Sturgis with 10.87. Dina Asher-Smith will be looking for victory on home soil while Gabby Thomas steps down in distance after winning the 200 in Doha.
800 meters: Olympic silver medallist Keely Hodgkinson makes her outdoor season’s debut. The field includes fellow Olympic finalists Alexandra Bell and Natoya Goule.
1500 meters: This could be a head-to-head between Laura Muir and Jemma Reekie but Ethiopia’s Diribe Welteji is likely to feature as well.
5000 meters: Francine Niyonsaba will be looking for back-to-back Diamond League wins after winning the 3000 in Doha. The line-up also features a strong Ethiopian contingent including Ejgayehu Taye, Girmawit Gebrezhair and Dawit Seyaum.
400-meters hurdles: Olympic silver medallist Dalilah Muhammad faces a field that includes four other Olympic finalists from Tokyo (Russell, Ryzhykova, Tkachuk and Woodruff) plus home hope Jessie Knight.
Long jump: Malaika Mihambo contests her first long jump of the outdoor season. She faces reigning world indoor champion Ivana Vuleta and European indoor champion Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk.
Pole vault: After a recent bout of coronavirus, Olympic champion Katie Nageotte opens her season against Sandi Morris, Ekaterini Stefanidi, Holly Bradshaw and Tina Sutej.
Discus: Olympic champion Valarie Allman and five-time European champion Sandra Perkovic lead the entry-list.
100 meters: All nine entrants have run 10.00 or faster. Trayvon Bromell is the fastest based on season’s bests with 9.92. Olympic 200-meter winner Andre De Grasse is also there.
400 meters: Returning to form, European champion Matthew Hudson-Smith takes on Isaac Makwala and Liemarvin Bonevacia on his home track.
800 meters: A wide-open field includes Olympic silver and bronze medallists Ferguson Cheruiyot Rotich and Patryk Dobek. World indoor champion Mariano Garcia is also in the line-up.
1500 meters: Two-time world indoor champion Samuel Tefera takes on Olympic bronze medallist Josh Kerr and Olympic fourth-placer Abel Kipsang. The fastest entrant is Spain’s Mohamed Katir with 3:28.76.
110-meters hurdles: Reigning Olympic champion Hansle Parchment goes head-to-head with Jamaican teammate and 2016 Olympic champion Omar McLeod.
High jump: Olympic champion Gianmarco Tamberi will be looking to improve on his 2.20 meters in windy conditions in Doha.
Discus: All three Olympic medallists compete (Stahl, Pettersson and Weisshaidinger) along with former world champion Andrius Gudzius and youngster Kristjan Ceh.
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