Eugene closed the course with 32 diamonds and more than 1 million dollars in prizes

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The world’s premier athletics league, the diamond league, will close the 2023 season this weekend at Eugene (Oregon, United States) with the distribution of 32 diamonds and more than 1 million dollars in prizes. In the synthetic Hayward Field there will be 26 world champions from Budapest, with special fame for Mondo Duplantis.

The Swedish pole vaulter will return to the track where last year he achieved the world record of more than 6.21m and this year he will again have many options to beat his record again after coming close in his last competitions.

The Jamaican Shericka Jackson He will also have a good chance of breaking the historic 200m world record of 21.34. There will also be Spanish representation with Mario García Romo (miles), Saul Ordonez (800m) and Dani Arce (3,000m obstacles).

All of them will end a great season with participation in the Diamond final, reserved exclusively for the best of the year.

On Saturday, 15 finals will be played (from 8:30 pm to 11:00 pm) and on Sunday the remaining 17 (from 9:00 pm to 12:00 am) and can be followed live on Movistar+. Each of the 32 champions in Eugene will take home a diamond and $30,000 in prize money, a nice haul to close out the course.

One of the star events will be the final of the 3,000m dash, with the participation of the three current Olympic champions at Tokyo 2020: Jakob Ingebrigtsen (1,500m), Joshua Cheptegei (5,000m) and Selemon Barega (10,000m). The Norwegian will have a tough weekend as on Saturday he will also compete in the mile final at the historic ‘Bowerman Mile’ in Eugene.

In this test you too dull, who will be the Spaniard with the best chance of completing a great role in these finals. The man from Salamanca was sixth at the World Cup in Budapest and will meet most of his opponents again except the champion Josh Kerrwho after winning the Fifth Avenue Mile in New York closed the curtain on the season.

On the University of Oregon track there will also be other great figures such as Noah Lyles, Karsten Warholm, Yulimar Rojas, Neeraj Chopra, Faith Kipyegon or Soufiane El Bakkali.

Source: La Verdad

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