Eyes turn to Brussels for the Diamond League finale
SERIES WINNERS CROWNED AS 2017 DIAMOND LEAGUE COMES TO CONCLUSION
FOLLOWING the first of the two IAAF Diamond League series finals in Zurich, the remaining 16 Diamond Trophy winners will be crowned at the AG Memorial Van Damme in Brussels.
Athletes qualified for the finals by scoring points during the 12 other Diamond League meetings this summer and will now battle for the trophy as well as a $50,000 winner’s prize in each event.
After their respective second and third-place finishes in the Zurich 200m, double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson and double world silver medallist Marie-Josée Ta Lou are again set to clash but this time just over the shorter sprint.
The women’s 400m is due to feature Olympic champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo, who won the 200m Diamond Trophy in Switzerland, plus world silver medallist Salwa Eid Naser, while world champion Ramil Guliyev plus Britain’s Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake and Zharnel Hughes go in the men’s 200m.
Other champions from the recent IAAF World Championships in London set to compete in Brussels are Christian Taylor in the triple jump, Tom Walsh in the shot put, Andrius Gudzius in the discus, Maria Lasitskene in the high jump, Brittney Reese in the long jump, Katerina Stefanidi in the pole vault, Sandra Perkovic in the discus and heptathlete Nafi Thiam, who has received a wild card to contest the high jump in front of home fans.
Also among the British entries are Laura Weightman in the 1500m, Elliot Giles in the 800m, Andrew Pozzi in the 110m hurdles, Eilidh Doyle in the 400m hurdles, Morgan Lake in the high jump, Lorraine Ugen and Shara Proctor in the long jump, Holly Bradshaw in the pole vault and Eilish McColgan in the 5000m.
Three Borlée brothers – Jonathan, Kevin and Dylan – race in the final event of the programme, the non-Diamond League 400m.
The action will be broadcast live on Eurosport 2 from 19:00-21:00
Nafi Thiam: the heptathlete has received a
wild card to compete in the high jump