The three finest high jumpers of the new generation – Mutaz Essa Barshim, Bogdan Bondarenko and Ivan Ukhov – gathered in Oslo’s City Hall on Wednesday (10) to speak about tomorrow’s IAAF Diamond League event where, once again, they will seek to surpass the longstanding world record of 2.45m set 22 years ago by Cuba’s Javier Sotomayor.
It has already been a turbulent season for the rapidly-rising hurdles talent Jasmin Stowers and it’s not even the middle of June.
For the world’s leading athletes converging on Oslo for the sixth IAAF Diamond League meeting of the season, a mass of posters at their hotel next to the central station serves as a vivid reminder that this year marks the 50th anniversary staging of the ExxonMobil Bislett Games.
The provisional entry lists are now available for the sixth meeting of the 2015 IAAF Diamond League in Oslo on 11 June.
Five men who have won gold medals at the Olympics or IAAF World Championships will line up in the long jump at the ExxonMobil Bislett Games in Oslo on 11 June, the sixth leg of the 2015 IAAF Diamond League.
One of the world’s leading sprinters, Jamaica’s Veronica Campbell-Brown, will make her long-awaited debut at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Oslo when she competes in the 100m at this year’s ExxonMobil Bislett Games on 11 June.
It has been 13 years, but the women’s javelin returns to Oslo’s Bislett Stadium for the 50th anniversary of the ExxonMobil Bislett Games, part of the 2015 IAAF Diamond League, on 11 June.
This year’s ExxonMobil Bislett Games in Oslo celebrates the 50th Anniversary Dream Mile and the IAAF Diamond League meeting director Steinar Hoen has assembled what is arguably the deepest and most highly-regarded field ever seen at the famous Bislett Stadium.
The men’s high jump should be one of the most eagerly anticipated events at this year’s ExxonMobil Bislett Games, with the IAAF Diamond League meeting welcoming Mutaz Essa Barshim to Oslo for the first time on 11 June.