Olympic triple jump and 200m champions Yulimar Rojas and Andre De Grasse will be hoping to take another stride towards the Wanda Diamond League Final when they line up against world class fields at the Bislett Games in Oslo on June 15th.
Venezuela's Rojas claimed her second Diamond League title in 2022, and is firm favourite to make it three Diamond Trophies in a row this season. The world record holder and three-time world champion will launch her title defence in Oslo, having missed the first competition of the season in Rabat.
Fellow Olympic champion De Grasse has good memories of the Bislett Games, having won in Oslo four times over the last seven years. A year after his 100m victory at the Bislett Stadium last summer, De Grasse will go up against the likes of the USA's Erriyon Knighton and Kenny Bednarek and South Africa's Luxolo Adams.
Oslo will also see a stellar line-up in the men's 400m, with 2016 Olympic champion Wayde Van Niekerk making his long-awaited Diamond League return against reigning Wanda Diamond League champion Kirani James. Of the others on the entry lists, Matthew Hudson-Smith, Champion Allison and Muzala Samukonga are also among the world ranking top five.
The Wanda Diamond League is the premier one-day meeting series in athletics. It comprises 14 of the most prestigious events in global track and field. Athletes compete for points at the 13 series meetings in a bid to qualify for the two-day Wanda Diamond League Final in Eugene on 16th-17th September.