Jacobs back in action
Sprint fans have had to wait longer than expected to see men's 100m Olympic champion Lamont Marcell Jacobs in the Diamond League this season. After picking up an injury in Savona early in the season, the Italian star was forced to pull out of planned appearances in Oslo and at his home meet in Rome as he looks to claim a first career Diamond Trophy this season. But the 27-year-old is now back to fitness and will launch his 2022 campaign in Stockholm on Thursday against the likes of Reece Prescod and Akani Simbine.
Asher-Smith bouncing back
While all eyes will be on Jacobs in the men's 100m, there is also plenty to look forward to in terms of women's sprinting as British star Dina Asher-Smith takes on the likes of Switzerland's Mujinga Kambundji and Oslo Diamond League winner Ida Karstoft in the 200m.
Asher-Smith has good memories of Stockholm, having claimed her first ever Diamond League win in the 200m on a rainy night in the Swedish capital back in 2016. She is also out to bounce back after losing her 100m British title in a surprise defeat to Daryll Neita earlier this month. Having already bagged 12 points with two third-place finishes in Doha and Rome, a win on Thursday would almost certainly lock down her place in the 200m Diamond League Final.