News : Gateshead Diamond League preview: schedule, television, duels
After a spectacular meeting in Monaco, the Diamond League is now experiencing its last event before making a break for the Tokyo Olympics. London / Gateshead will repeat, after hosting the debut of this Diamond League 2021, with a tremendous lineup. Many of the finalists that we will have in the starting lists of the Japanese event will be on the beautiful English stadium. It should be remembered that on that distant May 23, Katir made the first of her exhibitions in the 5,000 under torrential rain and a cold and windy midwinter climate.
In this way, on May 13, in that prelude to the Tokyo Games, which will start just two weeks later, we will experience a meeting of many carats on British soil.
Bromell, to make amends
Starting with speed, again the first North American sword, already in Europe and ready to embark towards Japanese lands. Trayvon Bromell (9.77 this season, his PB) will start as a favorite against Fred Kerley (9.86) or Isiah Young (9.89). Spectacular roster in the women’s 200. The great Elaine Thompson (22.06 this year) She will compete with the American Tamara Clark (the only one who has dropped from 22 ″ this season) or the local Dina Asher Smith (22.06) for the first places.
Saúl and Álvaro in 800
Also in women, the 400 smooth will have in the Jamaican (watch out for the stars of that country that we can see in action in Gateshead) Stephanie McPherson (49.61) to the great favorite against the Polish Kaczmarek (50.72) or the local Yeargin (50.96 ). Three Spaniards on the 800 starting list. An Álvaro de Arriba who has not entered the list for the Games (1.45.75 SB) and Saúl Ordóñez, who has stopped the clock at 1.44.80 this year. Favorite the American Clayton Murphy (1.43.17) and eye with the Kenyan Kinyamal (1.43.91).
One of the most anticipated and entertaining events will be that of the women’s mile, with the presence of two Spanish women: Marta García and Marta Pérez. The big favorite and who will focus all the spotlights will be Sifan Hassan, who will play three rounds in the Games: 1,500, 5,000 and 10,000. It would not be unreasonable for him to achieve three metals and we will see what color in the Japanese capital.
Carro returns in the 3,000 smooth
Double Spanish presence also in the 3,000 smooths: Fernando Carro, who will run his 3,000 obstacles in Tokyo, and Katir, who will do it in the 5,000. Carro has 7:47:02 of this course (PB), while Katir will debut in the distance (he comes from achieving the Spanish Record of 1,500 in Monaco and is one of the great favorites to also win this 3,000). Kenyan Jakob Prop, who raced in Stockholm on 7.30.07, is the big favorite.
Many glances will be directed towards a 110 karat billboard with the Olympic medalist Orlando Ortega (he ran at 13.15 in Hungary), the Jamaican McLeod (13.01 SB but missed the appointment in Japan) or the Jamaican Broadbell (13.10). In the women’s 100 hurdles, the main candidate to be proclaimed Olympic champion, the Puerto Rican Camacho-Quinn (12.32) will face the British sisters Cindy Sember (12.53) and Tiffany Porter (12.62) and with the Jamaican Anderson (12.58).
Again duel at the top between Femke Bol (52.37) and Little (52.39) in the 400 hurdles. Except for surprise, among them will be the gold in Tokyo (they are well above the rest).
Pichardo, big favorite
We go to the contests (always controversial with that qualification system with the final round of the Diamond). Pablo Torrijos (16.93 SB) will be the Spanish representative in the triple jump. Favorite well above the rest the Portuguese Pichardo (17.92 SB). Duel that seems very even in the high jump, which will not have the majority of TOP. The Mexican Rivera (2.31 meters), the one who starts with the best mark.
Yes there will be several of the best in the world in the women’s pole, where the Americans Nageotte (4.95 meters) and Morris (4.84) and the British Bradshaw (4.90 meters) stand out.
Again the great candidate to take the javelin will be, who else, Johannes Vetter (96.29), that a meeting of the Diamond is not lost. He will have tough competition with the Trinidadian Walcott (89.12 SB) or the Latvian Cakss (87.57). Finally, a female long jump with the presence of a Fatima Diame who is in the best moment of her life (6.82 SB / PB); She will face the German Mihambo (6.92 this year), the North American Saunders (6.90) or the British Sawyers (6.90).
Schedules and television
Like all Diamond meetings, it will be broadcast live on Movistar Deportes / Vamos de Movistar +, which will connect from 8:00 p.m. CET with the 400 women’s hurdles.