3 epic battles to look out for at Oslo Diamond League

3 epic battles to look out for at Oslo Diamond League

Abigael Wafula 09:00 - 29.05.2024

The Diamond League Meeting continues in Oslo with three epic battles to look out for.

The Diamond League Meeting continues in Oslo on Thursday, May 30, marking the sixth leg of the series that will certainly promise to be a thrilling show at the Norwegian capital.

The likes of Shericka Jackson, Jakob Ingebrigtsen and Timothy Cheruiyot among other stars will descend on the stadium with the hope of bagging more points and living up to the standard of the athletes who competed at the Prefontaine Classic this previous weekend.

Sha’Carri Richardson, Josh Kerr, Keely Hodgkinson and Christian Coleman were among the stars who were on fire at the Hayward Field.

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1) Jackson to continue Paris 2024 build-up

After launching her Diamond League campaign at the Meeting in Rabat, Morocco, the Jamaican sprint sensation will seek to continue her winning streak to Oslo. In Rabat, she was clearly a pre-race favourite and eased to victory in a season-best time of 22.82.

In Oslo, she faces a stern test, going up against the likes of Ivorian legend Marie-Josée Ta Lou and Daryll Neita, who has won the 200m in Suzhou, stunning Richardson, and the 100m in Doha so far this season.

2) Ingebrigtsen hunting for a win

Ingebrigtsen did not have a great start to his season owing to the caliber of athlete he is and competing on home soil on Thursday, he will have a lot of pressure to impress.

The Norwegian returned to Eugene for his first Diamond League appearance of 2024, but was defeated by serial rival Josh Kerr, who also beat him during the World Championships in Budapest, Hungary.

However, the Olympic champion insisted he was happy with the performance following his recent injury woes. He will be up againstTimothy Cheruiyot and Stewart McSweyn in the 1500m.

3) East African clash in the 5000m

The men’s 5000m will witness Ugandan star Joshua Cheptegei going toe-to-toe with a decorated field that includes his compatriot Jacob Kiplimo and Hagos Gebrhiwet. The Ugandan duo will be hoping to shine after two Ethiopian triumphs for Lamecha Girma and Selemon Barega in Xiamen and Suzhou.