The 13th Wanda Diamond League season came to a thrilling end last week at an action-packed season finale in Zurich. As the 32 newly crowned Diamond League champions head off for a well-earned break, we take a look back at a memorable 2022 campaign.
Doha - May 13th
After a brief excursion to Gateshead in 2021, the season opener returned to its traditional home in Doha this summer, and as usual, there was no shortage of memorable moments in the Qatari capital.
Both Brazil's Alison Dos Santos and US sprinter Noah Lyles got their title charges off to a winning start, with Dos Santos clocking 47.24 in the 400m hurdles while Lyles held off compatriot Fred Kerley to post a wind-assisted 19.72 in the 200m.
There was a surprise in the women's 400m, as the Dominican Republic's Marileidy Paulino beat Bahamas' four-time Diamond Trophy winner Shaunae Miller-Uibo to get her season off to a winning start. South Korea's Woo Sanghyeok also upset the odds in the men's high jump, meanwhile, with the world indoor champion beating both Olympic champions Gianmarco Tamberi and Mutaz Essa Barshim with an impressive 2.33m.
The standout performance belonged to Anderson Peters, who defied windy conditions to set a new North & Central American and Caribbean record of 93.07m in the men's javelin.