While the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Doha on Friday (28) is an important step for many athletes on the road to the Olympic Games in Tokyo, for Mutaz Barshim it also represents a key milestone in his career.
Throws and track events had dominated the first two American Track League fixtures of 2021, but it was jumpers who stole the show at the World Athletics Indoor Tour Silver meeting in Fayetteville on Sunday (7).
Ryan Crouser's early season momentum in the shot put continued at the second American Track League series meeting in Fayetteville, USA, on Sunday (31).
'Souvenir', a musical collaboration between Olympic pole vault silver medallist Sandi Morris, world 200m champion Noah Lyles and the Swiss pop band Baba Shrimps, was named a Xaver Silver Award winner, the top annual Swiss prize for excellence in live communication, at a ceremony in Zurich on 1 October.
Sandi Morris and Katie Nageotte topped a world-leading 4.81m at the Acadia Invitational on Thursday (16), a pole vault competition held on the jumping facility Morris helped build in Greenville, South Carolina.
Allyson Felix notched a pair of impressive victories to highlight the Inspiration Games, the Zurich Diamond League organisers' entertaining and innovative answer to the global coronavirus pandemic that brought together 30 athletes competing in seven venues across two continents on Thursday (9).
This year’s Athletissima meeting in Lausanne on 2 September will combine traditional athletics with originality as two top-level pole vault competitions will take place simultaneously on Place de l'Europe in the heart of the city.
Speaking to spectators at the close of last week’s World Athletics Indoor Tour meeting in Lievin, where he had narrowly failed to set a third consecutive world pole vault record, Mondo Duplantis celebrated the fact that they had just witnessed a hitherto unique sight in the event – simultaneous men’s and women’s record attempts.
Weltklasse organisers arranged for Olympic pole vault silver medallist Sandi Morris and two-time Diamond League 200m champion Noah Lyles to team up with Swiss band Baba Shrimps to record a track ahead of the IAAF Diamond League finals in two months’ time.
Jamaica’s Fedrick Dacres ended the night with an IAAF Diamond League record and world lead in the men’s discus after successfully appealing against the disqualification of his third-round throw at the Meeting International Mohammed VI D'Athletisme in Rabat on Sunday (16).