In Zurich in search of diamonds and world tickets

For the first time in the history of the Diamond League, all finals will be held at the same venue and the honor will be given to Zurich, where the Weltklassie meeting between tomorrow and Thursday will be awarded 32 diamonds to the kings and queens of various disciplines. Of these, seven will take place on the first day of competition in the unprecedented scenario of Sechseläutenplatz (5,000m, shot put, men’s and women’s long jump, as well as women’s high jump), while the others will experience the conclusion. The next day at the Letzigrund Stadium, which will receive 17 Olympic champions and up to 14 Red Cross athletes.

As many as 14 rossocrociati, another duel emerges between Del Ponte and Kambundji

Of these, two will be on the track in the most awaited race, the women’s 100m, which despite first-time winner Athletissima Shelley-Ann Fraser-Pryce (the Jamaican will be in attendance next week at the Gala de Castelli de Bellinzona.) promises sparks. . In addition to fighting multiple Elaine Thompson-Herah (the Olympic champion will try to get close to Eugene’s thrilling 10″ 54), Dina Asher-Smith, Marie-Josée Ta Lou, Ajla Del Ponte and Mujinga Kambundji will propose another challenge in this season-long challenge that Witnessed their fight together five times: Bernays finished against her compatriot three timesa H 6a) holds the Swiss record with a 10″ 90.

Kambundji will also compete in the 200m, as well as Olympic champion Andre de Grasse on the half lap of the track (also announced in the 100m) and Norwegian phenom Jakob Ingebrigtsen, who intends to compete in the 5’000 and 1’500. Among the other Swiss involved, it is worth noting the presence of Ricky Petrucciani of Ticino in a flat of 400 meters and the penultimate appearance of Lee Spranger (400 hurdles), who will end her career in Bellinzona. There will be Jason Joseph (110 hurdles), Sylvain Wiki (100), William Reyes (200), Jonas Rice (5000), Laure Hoffmann (800), Detaji Kamponji (100 hrs), Simon Emer, Benjamin Gfuller (tall), and Simon Welland (spear) and Dominic Alberto (auction).

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It is worth noting that in addition to the trophy and the $30,000 prize, the winners will also win a ticket to the World Cup, which is scheduled to take place next summer in the United States (in Eugene from July 15-24, 2022).

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