Adel Meshaal, the only Spaniard in the premiere of the Diamond League in Doha

The world’s premier athletics competition, the Diamond League, kicks off its 14th season this Friday in Doha (6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Movistar +) with the participation of 15 Tokyo 2020 Olympic champions and with the outdoor debut of Adil Mashaal, the only Spaniard in contention. Pupil Antonio Serrano He will compete in the 3000 metres, where he will start with the fourth best mark of all participants.

The Olympic champions will be the big favorites for victory Solomon Pareja (10,000 m) and Soufiane Baqali (3000m hurdle), which will kick off the track with the great goal of the Budapest World Cup (August 19-27) on the horizon.

In Doha there will also be great personalities like Fred CurleyMichael Norman, Sha Carrie Richardson, Sherica Jackson, Jasmine Camacho QuinnOr Mutaz Barshim, Anderson Peters, or Neeraj Chopra.

Adil Mashaal He finished a great indoor season, winning silver at the European Championships in Istanbul this past March. The Catalan won his fourth and third European medals in a row indoors, after running in the final 3000 meters, led by the Norwegian with great intelligence. Jacob Ingebrigtsen. Looking forward to next summer’s World Cup, Michel has announced that he will focus on the 1500m where he hopes to get his own “revenge” on the Norwegian.

In total, the Diamond League 2023 will feature 14 events and will hand out 7 million euros in prize money. The best athletes in the world will have the opportunity to compete in this league that will cover a total of 12 countries and that will distribute diamonds to the best in a very special double event in Eugene (USA) on September 16 and 17, the place that hosted the last IAAF World Championships. Another great novelty this year is the return to China (Shenzhen) after four long years of absence due to the impact of Covid.

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2023 calendar

5/5/23 Doha (Qatar)

05/28/23 Rabat (Morocco)

06/02/23 Rome (Italy)

06/09/23 Paris (France)

06/15/23 Oslo (Norway)

06/30/23 Lausanne (Switzerland)

07/02/23 Stockholm (Sweden)

07/16/23 Silesia (Poland)

07/21/23 Monaco

07/23/23 London (United Kingdom)

07/29/23 Shanghai (China)

08/03/23 Shenzhen (China)

08/31/23 Zurich (Switzerland)

09/08/23 Brussels (Belgium)

16-17/09/23 Eugene (United States)

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