The traditional pre-meeting press conference of the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Doha took place on Thursday (5) and the emphasis was very much on how the series, now in its seventh season, directly laid the foundations for many an elite athlete’s road to Rio.
Sprinters from Qatar produced the most eye-catching performances on the second day of the Asian Championships in Wuhan on Thursday (4) with 18-year-old Abdalelah Haroun claiming the 400m title and Femi Ogunode setting an Asian record in the men’s 100m.
China won four of the eight gold medals on offer on the opening day of the Asian Championships in the Chinese city of Wuhan on Wednesday (3).
Many of the world’s leading athletes will be in action in Doha on 15 May for the opening fixture of the 2015 IAAF Diamond League, but there will be plenty for the local fans to cheer for too as a handful of Qatar’s top athletes will be set to compete.
The men’s and women’s 800m finals at the Asian Games in Inchon on Wednesday (1), the fifth day of athletics, could not have been more different.
Qatari sprinter Femi Ogunode provided the biggest highlight of an entertaining second day of the 2014 Asian Games athletics programme when he sped to an Asian 100m record of 9.93 in the South Korean city of Inchon on Sunday (28).
James Dasaolu won the closest ever men’s 100m at an IAAF Continental or World Cup to become the first British winner of this event since Linford Christie completed his World Cup hat-trick in 1994.