News21 Dec 2021

New Wanda Diamond League meeting in Shenzhen confirmed


Athletes compete in the Wanda Diamond League (© AFP / Getty Images)

There will be a new Wanda Diamond League meeting in the Chinese city of Shenzhen in 2022.

Following the title sponsorship agreement with Wanda Sports Group in 2019, the Diamond League is able to confirm Shenzhen as the second Chinese meeting to become part of athletics’ premier one-day meeting tour, joining Shanghai which has been part of the Wanda Diamond League since 2010.

As announced by the meeting organisers on Tuesday (21), the new meeting will take place on 6 August at the 40,000-capacity Bao’an Stadium, as the world’s best athletes return to Wanda Diamond League action after the World Athletics Championships in July.

The Shenzhen meeting organising committee will be led by experienced athletics one-day meeting director, Norwegian Rune Stenersen – former CEO of the Oslo Diamond League meeting – and the men’s 100m will be the headline event, raising the prospect of Chinese sprint star Su Bingtian going head-to-head with international rivals on home soil.

Line-ups for all events will be announced in due course, and further information on the full allocation of disciplines at all meetings is available here.

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