World-Class Jumping Action at Doha Diamond League 2021

Jumping Enthusiasts Set for Thrilling Reunion in Doha

Doha, Qatar (April 28, 2021) – The stage is set for a highly anticipated reunion in the Qatari capital, as 31 medalists from the 2019 World Athletics Championships in Doha, including 11 champions, return to the city for the second Wanda Diamond League meeting of 2021 this Friday.

Star-Studded Fields

Every scoring discipline on the program features at least one world medalist, with three events – the women’s triple jump, pole vault, and discus – boasting the full complement of podium finishers from the 2019 edition.

Women’s Triple Jump

All eyes will be on the women’s triple jump, where reigning world champion Yulimar Rojas of Venezuela will be reunited with a star-studded field. Rojas, who set a world-leading mark of 15.43m last week, is just seven centimeters shy of the long-standing world record. The line-up includes Olympic champion Caterine Ibarguen, world silver medalist Shanieka Ricketts, Commonwealth champion Kimberly Williams, and 2011 world champion Olga Saladukha, among other top talents.

Women’s Pole Vault and Discus

The women’s pole vault and discus events are equally stacked, with the top eight finishers from the 2019 Worlds set to compete. World champion Anzhelika Sidorova, world indoor champion Sandi Morris, and the in-form Katie Nageotte will headline the pole vault, while the discus field features three women with 70-meter-plus personal bests.

Sprinting Showdowns

In the sprints, Jamaican superstar Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will be eager to challenge the Qatari all-comers’ record of 10.71 she set when winning the 2019 world title, as she faces a deep and talented 100m field.

The men’s 400m hurdles, a discipline that has thrilled Diamond League audiences in recent years, will see a clash between world silver medalist Rai Benjamin and world bronze medalist Abderrahman Samba, two members of the exclusive sub-47-second club.

Additionally, the meeting will witness a tantalizing 400m battle between Michael Norman and Fred Kerley, two of the greatest all-round sprinters in the world, while Kenyan distance stars Timothy Cheruiyot and Hellen Obiri will look to reclaim their 2019 world title glory.

“With a mouthwatering lineup of world-class talent, the Doha Diamond League promises to deliver an electrifying display of top-level Jumping action, captivating fans and athletes alike.”

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