It has been a very busy spring and summer of 2022 for outdoor track. There were the Eugene World Athletics Championships, Birmingham Commonwealth Games, and Munich European Championships all taking place over a few weeks amongst the Diamond League series and many one-off meets.
Next up are the respective cross-country and marathon seasons, however, there is one special track meet remaining.
The finale of the Diamond League in Zurich, Switzerland where 32 champions will be determined.
Up for grabs: @Diamond_League trophies, top $30,000 prizes and wildcard entries to @wabudapest23!— World Athletics (@WorldAthletics) September 5, 2022
Of the 32 champions to be crowned in @WeltklasseZH, 6 will be secured this Wednesday 👇
All 32 champions will be crowned this week, with six finals taking place at the iconic Sechseläutenplatz on Wednesday evening before the remaining 26 make up a bumper program at the Letzigrund Stadium on Thursday.
The entry lists for the season finale have now been published, with a whole host of world and Olympic champions hoping to secure the last global title of the summer season.
Jamaican sprint legend Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is eyeing a fifth career Diamond League title as she takes on fellow Jamaican and World Championships medallist Shericka Jackson in the 100m.
Jackson will be aiming for a Diamond Trophy double as she also lines up in the 200m, an event which will also see Americans Noah Lyles and Erriyon Knighton go head to head in the men’s race.
In the women’s 100m hurdles, reigning world and Diamond League champion Tobi Amusan will be favourite to take the title, while Sweden’s pole vault world record holder Mondo Duplantis will also be defending his title in the men’s pole vault.
Norwegian middle and long distance star Jakob Ingebrigtsen is hoping to get his hands on the Diamond Trophy for the first time in the men’s 1500m, while Ukrainian star Yaroslava Mahuchikh is also eyeing her first Diamond League title in the women’s high jump.
The full schedule is available here>>
The Wanda Diamond League comprises 13 of the best invitational track and field meetings in the world. The meetings are spread across Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America, and make up the top tier of World Athletics’ global one-day meeting competition structure.