News : Preview, schedules and television Doha Meeting of the Diamond League
This Friday the Doha Meeting is held, the last stop of a very different edition of the Wanda Diamond League, limited in terms of stages and participants due to the coronavirus pandemic, but which has been known to adapt and has left us duels and marks to the memory. That tremendous 1,500 in Monaco with Jakob Ingebrigtsen and Cheruiyot, the World Record of the hour of Mo Farah in Brussels, several stellar confrontations between the Ukrainian Levchenko and Mahuchikh in the high jump, the world record of 5,000 of Cheptegei also in Monaco, the world record of Duplantis in Rome, several Stellar performances from Warholm …
The fact is that Doha will be an end to party in style and again with TOP participants.
Precisely, in the 1,500 there will be triple national representation, with Ignacio Fontes, Jesus gomez, second and third in the Spanish championship, and Mariano Garcia -Spain champion of 800m-, three of the best Spanish mid-distance runners in this short but intense season outdoors, despite the fact that the one who will not be there is the Spanish distance champion, Kevin Lopez. García will act as a hare (he recently commented that he will charge more for it than for being champion of Spain a few days ago).
In front of them, a handful of the most outstanding of the world midfield, among which the Kenyan stand out Conseslus Kipruto, world champion and Olympian in 3,000 hurdles; the ethiopians Selemon barega, World Cup silver in 5,000 meters, and Girma Lamecha, second in the 3,000 obstacles of the 2019 World Cup, and the Moroccan Soufiane El Bakkali, gold in the 2017 World Cup and bronze in the 2019 one in 3,000 obstacles.
As for the pole vault, together with the brand new outdoor pole vault record holder (6.15), he will have as main rivals the American Sam kendricks (6.02 this season) and the French Renaund lavillene.
Guerrero and De Arriba in 800
There will also be a Spanish presence in the 800 meters, with the great protagonist of the year of the women’s mediofondo on the Spanish side, Esther Guerrero, and with Álvaro de Arriba, in the men’s event, where the presence of the Kenyan stands out Timothy Cheruiyot, world champion of 1,500 meters.
The same happens in the women’s event where Guerrero will share a career with the Olympic champion in Rio de los 1,500, Faith kipyegon.
Another of the most interesting events of the meeting will be the women’s 100 meters, where the double Olympic champion in Rio 2016, the Jamaican, will start. Elaine Thompson-Herah and the sprinter from Ivory Coast, multiple world medalist, Marie-Josée Ta Lou.
Schedules and television
These are the schedules, the program and the participants in Doha:
The test, like all the meetings of the Diamond, can be followed live on #Vamos de Movistar Plus.