Birmingham Diamond League men report
When world, Olympic, European and Commonwealth gold medallist Greg Rutherford takes to the long jump runway at the Müller Grand Prix Birmingham on 18 August, it will be his final appearance at a British IAAF Diamond League meeting.
Luvo Manyonga continues to demonstrate that, when it comes to men’s long jumping, he is human dynamite.
Kathryn Mitchell and Aisha Praught produced stunning victories on day four of the Commonwealth Games, doing it in totally contrasting styles.
Luvo Manyonga enjoyed a year of long jump perfection in 2017 boasting a 100 per cent record on his way to winning the world title in London and the IAAF Diamond League crown. Here the 2016 Olympic silver medallist talks about his passion and enthusiasm for his event.
The French capital may be covered in a blanket of snow, but world champions Luvo Manyonga, Kevin Mayer and Ekaterini Stefanidi received a warm reception from the crowd at the AccorHotels Arena when the trio won their respective events at the Meeting Paris Indoor on Wednesday (7).
Mo Farah brought his track career to an end in the most fitting fashion, producing a dramatic 5000m victory at the Weltklasse Zurich on Thursday (24), the first of two 2017 IAAF Diamond League finals.
Home discus thrower Daniel Stahl looms large in the Bauhaus Galan posters that have been publicising Sunday’s sixth IAAF Diamond League meeting of the season in Stockholm – and home hopes for him are now soaring given the way he translated that standing into real life in Oslo on Thursday night as he dominated the world’s leading performers in his field.
Early season world leaders Luvo Manyonga, Sandra Perkovic and Fedrick Dacres are the latest star names confirmed for the Bahaus-galan, the sixth stop of the 2017 IAAF Diamond League, on 18 June in Stockholm.