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Andre De Grasse and Asbel Kiprop headline a Diamond League accommodate in Stockholm, live on Sunday starting at 9:15 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Gold and 10 a.m. on NBCSN.
De Grasse, the only male other than Usain Bolt to acquire 3 scurry medals in Rio, will look to mangle 10 seconds in the 100m for the first time since the Olympics.
Meanwhile, the 2008 Olympic champion Kiprop runs his first general 1500m competition of the year. Kiprop went into the Rio Games as the favorite but finished sixth. Instead, Matthew Centrowitz ended a 108-year U.S. gold-medal drought in the event.
Athletes are scheming for the universe championships in London in August. Bershawn Jackson, the 2008 Olympic 400m hurdles bronze medalist, is the only important American in Stockholm as the U.S. Championships are subsequent week.
Stockholm start lists are available here. Here’s the report (all times Eastern):
9:20 a.m. — Men’s/women’s discus
9:38 — Women’s stick vault
10:03 — Men’s 400m hurdles
10:07 — Women’s high jump
10:33 — Men’s 400m
10:50 — Men’s long jump
10:52 — Men’s 3000m steeplechase
11:08 — Women’s 200m
11:18 — Men’s 110m hurdles
11:28 — Men’s 1500m
11:40 — Men’s 100m
11:53 — Women’s 800m
Here are 3 events to watch:
Men’s/Women’s Discus — 9:20 a.m.
The vital players from Thursday’s accommodate in Oslo are back, including every 2012 and 2016 Olympic champion — German brothers Robert and Christoph Harting and Croatian Sandra Perkovic.
Despite his Rio gold, Christoph has never won a Diamond League meet. Robert last prevailed in 2014. They were fifth and sixth in Oslo behind Swede Daniel Stahl, who didn’t make it out of subordinate at the Olympics.
The women’s discus is a little more stable. Perkovic is on a 16-meet winning strain but has been tested at her first two Diamond League meets this year, winning by reduction than two feet each time. In 2016, she frequently prevailed by more than 10 feet.
Men’s 1500m — 11:28 a.m.
This is a conflict between two Kenyans.
Kiprop, the three-time reigning universe champion, faces 21-year-old Timothy Cheruiyot. In his last two 1500m finals, Kiprop mislaid to the immature Cheruiyot at the Diamond League final in Brussels last deteriorate and the Kenyan Championships 6 days ago.
Kiprop’s reserve net of a bye into the London worlds might comment for that last defeat, but Cheruiyot is the genuine deal. He was the fourth fastest 1500m curtain in the universe last year, behind the 3 Kenyans who kick him at the Olympic Trials.
Men’s 100m — 11:40 a.m.
De Grasse just missed his first sub-10 since Rio when he won in Oslo on Thursday in 10.01 seconds. The Canadian gets another shot in Stockholm forward of subsequent month’s Canadian Championships.
Nobody in Saturday’s margin has damaged 10 seconds this season, though it does embody fourth-, fifth- and sixth-place scurry finishers from Rio in Adam Gemili, Churandy Martina and Ben Youssef Meite.
Still, De Grasse is the transparent favorite eyeing his third true Diamond League competition victory. He’ll look to urge on his universe No. 14 ranking this year and connect his hazard to Bolt at worlds in two months.
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