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The 13th annual Wanda Diamond League will take place in 14 host cities across four continents during the 2022 track racing season. Two series meets are set to take place in China in July and August. The second Chinese location is yet to be determined.
Many of the world’s best athletes will compete through the series for points, money, and to make the Wanda Diamond League Final.
The schedule starts in May and runs into September. The finale will happen in Zurich in a two-day meet. Athletes will compete for the Diamond League Trophy.
- Birmingham (London)
- Eugene (World Athletics Championships)
- TBD location in China
- Zurich (two-day finale)
During the 2021 season, nine new series records and 134 meet winners happened as the series returned to full competition for the first time since 2019. Athletes used the high-level meets to sharpen for the Tokyo Olympic Games.
At each of the 14 series meetings, athletes are awarded points in descending order of 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 or 1 point for ranking 1st to 8th respectively. The top six in the field events, top eight for 100m-800m, and the top 10 for 1500m and long distances will qualify for the Diamond League Final in Zurich. In case of a tie, the best legal performance of the qualification phase wins.
The final three format, which is trialled throughout the season in horizontal and technical disciplines, will not be used in the Wanda Diamond League Final.
The winner of each Diamond Discipline at the Final will become “Diamond League Champion” and be awarded a Diamond Trophy, USD $30,000 prize money and a wild card for the World Athletics Championships (certain conditions apply).
List of 2021 champions
- Ryan Crouser (shot put men)
- Maggie Ewen (shot put women)
- Francine Niyonsaba (5000m women)
- Berihu Aregawi (5000m men)
- Ivana Spanovic (long jump women)
- Thobias Montler (long jump men)
- Anzhelika Sidorova (pole vault women)
- Armand Duplantis (pole vault men)
- Daniel Ståhl (discus men)
- Valarie Allman (discus women)
- Pedro Pichardo (triple jump men)
- Yulimar Rojas (triple jump women)
- Quanera Hayes (400m women)
- Michael Cherry (400m men)
- Norah Jeruto (3000m steeplechase women)
- Benjamin Kigen (3000m steeplechase men)
- Tobi Amusan (100m hurdles women)
- Devon Allen (110m hurdles men)
- Faith Kipyegon (1500m women)
- Timothy Cheruiyot (1500m men)
- Johannes Vetter (javelin men)
- Christin Hussong (javelin women)
- Mariya Lasitskene (high jump women)
- Gianmarco Tamberi (high jump men)
- Elaine Thompson-Herah (100m women)
- Fred Kerley (100m men)
- Keely Hodgkinson (800m women)
- Emmanuel Korir (800m men)
- Femke Bol (400m hurdles women)
- Karsten Warholm (400m hurdles men)
- Christine Mboma (200m women)
- Kenneth Bednarek (200m men)