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Shanghai and Shenzhen struck off Diamond League Meetings

The 2022 Wanda Diamond League season calendar has been restructured to ensure fair and transparent competition as two meetings in China are now unable to go ahead as scheduled.

Due to travel restrictions and strict quarantine requirements currently in place for entry into China, the mid-season meetings in Shanghai and Shenzhen will not take place in 2022.

The Wanda Diamond League looks forward to hosting events in China again from 2023 onwards. In the meantime, the series’ priority is to ensure that all athletes are given a fair chance of qualifying for the Wanda Diamond League Final in Zurich on September 7-8th.

The 2022 Wanda Diamond League will still take place as a full, structured series in which athletes compete for points at meetings throughout the season. Those who earn enough points earn a place in the final in Zurich, where they have the chance to be crowned Wanda Diamond League champion in their chosen discipline.

Each discipline must be staged at least four times on the Road to the Final to ensure athletes are given enough chances to earn points.To ensure that remains the case, certain disciplines which were due to go ahead in Shenzhen and mainly Shanghai have now been reallocated to the Silesia Region in Poland which has staged a World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting in the past. Details will be published in the next days.

This year’s edition of Kamila Skolimowska Memorial will comply with all Wanda Diamond League (WDL) requirements to ensure equal conditions for the athletes striving to qualify for the WDL Final in Zurich and to deliver an athletics event of highest quality.

Source: diamondleague.com

Wyclife Kinyamal sets the record in 800m race at Continental Tour

After silencing Canada’s Marco Arop a week ago, Wyclife Kinyamal was it again and this time it was at the Kamila Skolimowska Memorial that was held on Sunday (5) in Silesia, Poland, a World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting.

On paper this race was favoring former world record holder for the indoor 600m champion Michael Saruni and the Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist Patryk Dobek from Poland but it seems Kinyamal had his secret card hidden under the table as he trounced the two crossing the line in anew Meet record of 1:44.63.

Poland’s Kacper Lewalski another unfavorite took the second place in a new personal best of 1:44.84 with European U23 silver medallist Champion Daniel Rowden from Great taking bronze in 1:44.89 after a powerful kick that denied his country mate Jake Weightman a podium finish. Weightman finished fourth in a seasonal best of 1.44.89.

Saruni the race favorite finished a distant fifth in 1:44.04.

LEADING RESULTS

800M MEN

  1. Wycliffe Kinyamal          (KEN) 1:44.63
  2. Kacper Lewalski              (POL)  1:44.84
  3. Daniel Rowden                 (GRT) 1:44.89
  4. Jake Weightman               (GRT) 1:44.97
  5. Michael Saruni                 (KEN) 1:44.04