STOCKHOLM DL NEWS
STOCKHOLM (SWE): David Rudisha believes he is returning to his very best form in the lead-up to the Stockholm Diamond League on Thursday where he will contest the 800m, informs Xinhua. “My training has been better and my body is coming back to its best years,” he said. Rudisha’s last race was over 600m in Birmingham where he ran the second fastest time in history of 1:13.10. He will face as main opponents 2013 World champion Mohammed Aman, European champion Adam Kszczot and French record holder Pierre-Ambroise Bosse.
STOCKHOLM (SWE): Meraf Bahta has not decided whether she will contest the 1500m or 5000m at the European Championships, informs the Expressen. Bahta missed the majority of the 2015 season through injury but has returned this summer with Swedish records across all distances. “I’m really surprised that it started so well right away. I was good two years ago, but now I’m better. I thought I could run as fast in the practice sessions, but not in races,” she said. In her first race of the year at the 1500 m she will compete on Thursday at Bauhaus DL.
STOCKHOLM (SWE): Big Shot will be held already on Wednesday with men competition as part of the Diamond League. Main name is World indoor champion Tom Walsh from New Zealand, top all-time junior Konrad Bukowiecki with team-mate Michal Haratyk from Poland and also to mention Canadian Tim Nedow as favorites. Interestingly no US throwers. Walsh with potential win can come by 2 points to leader Joe Kovacs in the Diamond Race standings. The event will be held in Ralambshovsparken an urban park in nice area. There will be also competitions held for young putters and anybody who would want to try the event from the fans.
Larry Eder opines: Since 2010, I have been fortunate to go to the Stockholm DL. I am sorry that they moved it up so early in 2016, but the historic meet, and stadium deserves much respect in our sport. It has come on hard times for the past few years, but I hope that the community understands that someone who put so much energy and effort into the meet for decades has very special skills.