Diamond League Athletics

Diamond League Athletics returns to the UK on the 13th of July! The 2021 Müller British Grand Prix returns to Gateshead at the Gateshead International Stadium (GIS), and we're looking forward to catching up on all the track and field action.

What is Diamond League? If you're new to following Diamond League, here's a quick run down-

Diamond League is an annual series of elite track and field athletics competitions made up of the 14 best invitational athletics meets. It is in World Athletic's top tier for one day meets.

Where are the competitions taking place this year?

The competition has already been through the early stages, at Gateshead, Doha, Florence, Oslo, Stockholm and Monaco. Next up is a return to Gateshead, followed by August and September meets.

14/08 - Diamond League Meeting - Shanghai Stadium, Shanghai
21/08 - Prefontaine Classic - Hayward Field, Eugene, Oregon (USA)
22/08 - Diamond League Shenzen - (Stadium to be decided), Shenzen 
26/08 - Athletissma - Stade Olympique de la Pontaise, Lausanne
28/08 - Meeting de Paris - Stade Charléty, Paris
03/09 - Allianz Memorial Van Damme - Boudewijnstadion, Brussels 

08-09/09 - Weltklasse - Letzigrund, Zurich - Diamond League Finals

What events are being competed in at London this year?

Men's Competitions:

100 Metres
800 Metres
3000 Metres/5000 Metres
110 Metre Hurdles
High Jump
Triple Jump

Women's Competitions

200 Metres
400 Metres
1500 Metres/1 Mile
100 Metre Hurdles
400 Metre Hurdles
Pole Vault
Long Jump

Recent News?

Heptathlon world champion Katherine Johnson-Thompson returns from injury to compete at the event, but British sprinter Dina Asher-Smith misses out through injury, this would have been her last race before competing at Tokyo2020. Another big name that won't feature is Sha'Carri Richardson, who still has to finish serving her controversial one month cannabis ban.

The BBC will be covering the event, firstly with a 6:30pm showing tonight on BBC 2.

Enjoy the games and keep following us @fitcroctm on Instagram and Facebook for more sports calendar news and information! We also of course offer a range of fitness and athletic clothing that might interest you should you want to get involved too!

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