Jakob Ingebrigtsen and Mondo Duplantis (© AFP / Getty Images)
World and Olympic champions Mondo Duplantis and Jakob Ingebrigtsen will be in action at the Kamila Skolimowska Memorial – the eighth leg of the 2023 Wanda Diamond League – in Silesia on 16 July.
Swedish star Duplantis set a meeting record of 6.10m in Silesia last year en route to a second successive Diamond Trophy in the men's pole vault. Having already broken his own world record in early 2023, he will return to Poland this year hoping to go one better.
Norway's Ingebrigtsen, meanwhile, will make his debut at the Silesia Diamond League in 2023 as he too looks to retain the title he won for the first time last year in the men's 1500m.
The Olympic champion and world indoor record-holder at 1500m won the world 5000m title last year and claimed silver over 1500m. Earlier this year he won double gold at the European Indoor Championships.
“We have heard on multiple occasions of Jakob’s dream to set an outdoor world record,” said meeting director Piotr Małachowski. “The current mark is an old one, set 25 years ago. Jakob is just over two seconds away from Hicham El Guerrouj's record (3:26.00). Today, the question is not so much whether he can do it, but when it will happen.”
Another opportunity for Ingebrigtsen to pick up valuable points on his road to the Wanda Diamond League Final in Eugene may come at his home meeting in Oslo in June. Last year, he became the first Norwegian to win the meeting's iconic Dream Mile, which will be held as a women's event in 2023.
Organisers for World Athletics