News29 Jul 2013

Stockholm announces world leader Oliver – IAAF Diamond League


USA's David Oliver in action at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Stockholm (© Hasse Sjogren)

The 2013 world season list for the 110m Hurdles is currently topped by USA’s David Oliver. His focus now turns to the IAAF World Championships in Moscow – and then the DN Galan in Stockholm, the 12th leg of the IAAF Diamond League.

Oliver’s world-leading 13.03 came at the Diamond League meeting in Lausanne, while his victory at last weekend’s Diamond League meeting in London moved him to the top of the standings in the Diamond Race in his event.

“I’m very much looking forward to competing in Stockholm, which is one of my favourite cities,” said Oliver, who has competed in Stockholm on three previous occasions, finishing second each time. “I really hope to arrive in Stockholm after a successful World Championships.”

During this year’s outdoor season, Oliver has displayed consistency and has clocked 13.20 or quicker in his past six races.

Many of the world’s elite athletes will compete at this year’s DN Galan and as the event approaches, more top names will be announced. Several medallists from Moscow will travel to the classic Stockholm Stadium, some looking to maintain their winning record with others seeking revenge following the preceding week’s World Championships.

Organisers for the IAAF

IAAF Diamond League calendar
Doha, QAT – 10 May
Shanghai, CHN – 18 May
New York, USA – 25 May
Eugene, USA – 1 Jun
Rome, ITA – 6 Jun
Oslo, NOR – 13 Jun
Birmingham, GBR – 30 Jun
Lausanne, SUI – 4 Jul
Paris, FRA – 6 Jul
Monaco, MON – 19 Jul
London, GBR – 26-27 Jul
Stockholm, SWE – 22 Aug
Zürich, SUI – 29 Aug
Brussels, BEL – 6 Sep