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Andre De Grasse withdraws from the Canadian track and field

Six-time Olympic medallist, Andre De Grasse has been forced to withdraw from the Canadian track and field championships due to Covid-19.

The 27-year-old who had found his form after shrugging off a foot injury early this year, when he won the 100m at the Oslo Diamond League last week with a season best of 10.05 seconds.

“I’m obviously pretty disappointed not to be able to race at home in front of the Canadian fans in Langley,” De Grasse said in a press statement.

“Hopefully I can get back to training pretty quickly and prepare for the rest of the season.”

De Grasse was expected to race in front of his home fans for the first time since taking the 200m Olympic gold at Tokyo 2020. He joins other Canadian stars Olympic decathlon gold medallist Damian Warner, Olympic 5,000-metre silver medallist Mohammed Ahmed are among the late withdrawals.

Dos Santos runs third fastest time in the world

Olympic 400m hurdles bronze medallist Alison Dos Santos ran the third fastest time in the world this year at the Oslo Diamond League held on Thursday (16) at the Bislett Stadium in Oslo, Norway.

The 22 year old ran away with his third consecutive Diamond League title this season missing his own world-leading time with 47.26.

I ran a good time, but I expected more. I am in shape to run a 46 time. Every race we run is unique. If Warholm was here, it would be better. We are so proud of all the performances and our preparation this year. I have to finish the preparation to run very fast,” said Dos Santos.

The 2014 European bronze medallist, Rasmus Magi from Estonia came home in second in a time of 48.26 just three days after setting the national record in Turku with time of 47.82.

The 2017 European U20 champion, Wilfried Happio from France closed the podium three finishes in a new personal best of 49.01.

World Indoor 400m bronze medallist, Carl Bengtstrom from Sweden and the 2016 Rio Olympic bronze medallist, Yasmani Capello from Turkey came home in fourth and fifth in a time of 49.31 and 49.36 respectively.



  1. Alison Dos Santos    (BRA) 47.26
  2. Rasmus Magi             (EST) 48.51
  3. Wilfried Happio        (FRA) 49.01 PB
  4. Carl Bengtstrom       (SWE) 49.31
  5. Yasmani Capello        (TUR) 49.36

Keely Hodgkinson beats Laura Muir in Oslo

Olympic 800m silver medallist, Keely Hodgkinson beat Olympic 1500m silver medallist Laura Muir at the Oslo Diamond League held on Thursday (16) at the Bislett Stadium in Oslo, Norway.

The 20 year-old continued her impressive form ahead of next month’s World Championships by leading a1-2 British podium finish as she comfortably clinched her third consecutive Diamond League wins this season with a European seasonal best of 1:57.71.  She was followed by Muir in a time of 1:58.09.

The 2016 European silver medallist, Renelle Lamote from France came home in third in 1:58.50.

World 800m champion Halimah Nakaayi from Uganda finished in fourth in a season best of 1:58.68 with the 2018 World U20 Champion, Diribe Welteji from Ethiopia coming home in fifth in 1:58.69

Dawit Seyaum beats Letesenbet Gidey in Oslo

The 2016 world Indoor silver medallist, Dawit Seyaum defeated the world-record holder in 5000m, 10,000m and the half marathon, Letesenbet Gidey in the women 5000m race at the Oslo Diamond League held on Thursday (16) at the Bislett Stadium in Oslo, Norway.

Seyaum who led a 1-2-3 Ethiopian podium finish battled for honors on a rainy track when facing a stiff competition that included her compatriots, Olympic bronze medallist in 10,00m Gidey, Olympic bronze medallist Gudaf Tsegay, Scottish record-setting in 10,000m, Eilish McColgan who led the race in the few laps but was unable to hold the pace before dropping off.
The 25 year-old waited patiently until the final 200m when she made her move along Gidey and Tsegay but she gave a kick that the two could not respond to, crossing the finish line first in a new personal best of 14:25.85 and was followed by Tsegay who crossed the line with a season best of 14:26.69 with Gidey forced to settle in third place in 14:26.92.

Hometown girl Karoline Bjerkeli Grøvdahl who drove the train in the rain for several laps finished in fourth in a personal best and National record of 14:31.07 with Unites States Alison Monson coming home in fifth in 14:31.11.

The 2016 Olympics 10,000m champion Almaz Ayana who was making her Diamond League debut finished in sixth place in 14:32.17, chopping 11.45 seconds off her personal best and moving to No. 3 on the U.S. all-time list.

Almaz Ayana to battle Letesenbet Gidey in Oslo

The 2016 Olympics 10,000m champion Almaz Ayana will make her debut in a star studded deep elite field at the Oslo Diamond League, also known as the Bislett Games, which will take place on Thursday 16 June at the Bislett Stadium in Oslo, Norway.

The 30 year-old will have an uphill task as she will battle the world-record holder in 5000m, 10,000m and the half marathon, Letesenbet Gidey, who will also be looking for her first win after finishing second in the 5000m in Eugene in 14:24.29 and in the 10000m in Hengelo in 30:44.27.

Ayana will also face her compatriot World 1500m Indoor champion and record holder Gudaf Tsegay, the 2016 world indoor silver medallist Dawit Seyaum and the European silver medallist Eilish McColgan, who set the national 5000m record with 14:28.55 in Oslo in 2021 and won the 10000m early this month in Hengelo in 30:19.02.

Other tile contenders include world 5000m bronze medallist Konstanze Klosterhalfen from Germany, former 5000m and 10000m European champion Yasemin Can from Turkey and European cross country champion Karoline Bjerkeli Grovdal from Norway.

Oslo Diamond League schedule

Africa’s Second fastest man in 100m, Akani Simbine and Olympic 200m champion, Andre de Grasse will battle for the honors at the Oslo Diamond League, also known as the Bislett Games, which take place on Thursday 16 June at the Bislett Stadium in Oslo, Norway.

The stadium has hosted the Bislett Games since 1965.

The Events Schedule

18:45 pm: men’s pole vault
20:04 pm: women’s 400m hurdles
20:14: men’s 400m
20:15: men’s long jump
20:19: women’s 5000m
20:39: men’s 100m
20:44: women’s 200m
20:48: women’s discus
20:49: men’s 5000m
21:13: men’s 110m hurdles
21:25: women’s 800m
21:38: men’s 400m hurdles
21:50: men’s mile

(CEST / GMT+2)

Where to watch Oslo Diamond League

The meeting will be streamed in a number of territories on the Wanda Diamond League YouTube page from 20:00 local time (GMT +2).

To find out where the meeting may be broadcast in your country, check the list below. If your country does not appear on the list, please check local listings. The list is subject to change, and some broadcasters may only show highlights coverage, while others will show the meeting live. Please check your local listings to find out more information.

Territories Broadcaster
Africa: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Comoros, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Cote d’Ivoire, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Reunion, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Seychelles, Socotra, South Africa, St. Helena and Ascension, Swaziland, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Zanzibar, Algeria, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Mayotte, Morocco, Saint Helena, Somalia, Togo, Tunisia, Western Sahara Supersport (English) / Canal+ (French)
Argentina TeleRed
Australia Fox Sports
Baltics: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania TV3 (SIA)
Balkans: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia Sportklub
Belgium VRT
Brazil Globo / Newco – Band Sport
Bulgaria A1 – Sport Max
Caribbean: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Caribbean Netherlands (Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba), Cayman Islands, Cuba, Curaçao, Dominica, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Puerto Rico, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sint Maarten, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States Virgin Islands Flow Sports
China CCTV
Czech Republic Ceska Televize
Denmark NENT
Finland MTV
France / Monaco Sportall / AthleTV
Germany Sky Deutschland
Greece / Cyprus TAF / ERT
India Viacom 18
Israel Charlton
Italy and the Vatican City Sky / Rai
Hungary MTVA
Macau TDM
Mexico, Panama, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Dominican Republic Sky Mexico
Netherlands Ziggo Sports / NOS
New Zealand Spark
Norway NRK
Poland Polsat
Portugal Sport TV Portugal
Singapore Starhub
South Korea KBS
Slovakia RTV
Spain Movistar
Sweden C More-TV4 / SVT
Switzerland SRG
Thailand Cineplex / Mono
Turkey Ssport
United Kingdom, Guernsey, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Isle of Man- audio BBC Service overseas BBC
Ukraine Sentana
USA NBC Sports
Vietnam SCTV
Bhutan, Bolivia, Chile, Cambodia, Indonesia, Iceland, Ireland, Japan, Mongolia, Myanmar, North Korea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Sri Lanka, Uruguay, Venezuela Wanda Diamond League YouTube / Facebook

Abel Kipsang faces Jakob Ingebrigtsen in Oslo

Newly crowned Africa 1500m, champion Abel Kipsang leads a strong field that includes Olympic champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen at the Oslo Diamond League that will be held on Thursday (16) at Bislett Stadium in Oslo, Norway.

Kipsang who is also the World Indoor bronze medallist will take on the world Indoor silver medallist in the famous Dream Mile.

Ingerbrigtsen holds the fastest mile time on paper of 3:47.24 that he got last year at the Hayward Field which is also a National record while Kipsang holds 3:50.87 that he got this year also at the same venue.

Kipsang will also take the likes of Spain’s Mohammed Katir, Australia’s Stewart McSweyn.


Mercy Cherono to battle Francine Niyonsaba in Oslo

The 2013 World silver medallist, Mercy Cherono has been lined up against a star studded field at the sixth Wanda Diamond League meeting of the season in Oslo on Thursday.

The 31 year-old who is also the 2014 commonwealth Games champion will battle for honors with the Diamond League title holder and the inform Francine Niyonsaba, who was the first athlete to be identified as having DSD to officially break a world record when clocking 5:21.26 for 2000m to take over two seconds from the former mark. Niyosaba comes to this race carrying the season opener title from Doha.

The back to back winners in Birmingham and Eugene, Dayit Seyaum and Ejgayehu Taye from Ethiopia have also been lined up to face Cherono.

Cherono who made her statement known in Rabat after picking up her first Diamond League victory since 2015, will have an uphill task as she will also face the Tokyo bronze medallist Gudaf Tsegay, the 2018 European silver medallist and the Scottish record holder Eilish McColgan and the 2016 European 10,000m bronze medllist, Karoline Bjerkeli Grøvdal, who will also be running on home soil.

Guliyev tunes up for the European Championships with a sprint double in Andorf

As the only European sprinter to have broken 20 seconds for the 200m in 2018, Turkey’s world champion Ramil Guliyev finds himself in a good place heading into the major event of the summer.

But just for good measure ahead of the Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships, as the German capital co-hosts the first multi-sports European Championships with Glasgow, Guliyev added some fine-tuning to his muscles on Saturday (28) at the Josko Meeting in Andorf, Austria.

In his final action before he heads to the Olympic Stadium, Guliyev not only confirmed his plans to run both sprints, but then ran 20.18 for the 200m and 10.23 in the heats of the 100m followed by 10.15 in the final. Guliyev was one of Europe’s leading stars as he won world gold in London last summer, 12 months after landing silver at the last European Championships in Amsterdam.

A time of 10.10 is his quickest over 100m this season which has him at 13th on the 2018 European lists but it is over 200m where he has really stood out with his blistering 19.90 from the Oslo Diamond League last month putting him top of the lists followed by Spain’s Bruno Hortelano, the defending European champion whose best is his national record of 20.04 from last week.

2018 Avrupa Atletizm Şampiyonasından önceki son yarış ve son hazırlıklar yapıldı. Geriye sadece sezonun en önemli yarışı kaldı ve son 1 sene bu yarış için hazırlanıyorduk ,sizin desteğiyle ülkemizi ve milli takımımızı temsil edeceğiz.
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 Ramil Guliyev (@ramil_guliyev) July 29, 2018