3rd June 2022
BRADSHAW AMONG THE BRITISH ATHLETES LINING UP FOR SUNDAY'S RABAT DIAMOND LEAGUE
Hot on the heels from Eugene, the Wanda Diamond League series heads to Rabat in Morocco on Sunday 5 June, where eight British athletes are included on the entry lists.
Olympic bronze medallist Holly Bradshaw (Scott Simpson, Blackburn), who cleared a season’s best of 4.60m in Huelva last week, lines up in the women’s pole vault. Winner in Birmingham, Sandi Morris (USA), and Olympic champion Katie Nageotte (USA) are also on the start lists.
Tokyo finalists Jake Heyward (Mark Rowland, Cardiff) and Jake Wightman (Geoff Wightman, Edinburgh) go in the men’s 1500m. Heyward set a personal best and improved his Welsh record in the mile at the Eugene Diamond League last week, while this will be Wightman’s first outdoor 1500m of the season after opening with two 800m races. 2022 world lead Abel Kipsang (KEN), also the winner at the Birmingham Diamond League meeting last month, heads the line-up for the race.
Another Olympic finalist, Alex Bell (Andrew Henderson, Pudsey & Bramley) goes in the non-Diamond League 800m race which is the penultimate event on the track on Sunday. Prudence Sekgodiso (RSA) is the fastest in the field based on season’s bests, but it should be a close contest.
After securing a world championship qualifying standard in Ostrava on Tuesday evening, Melissa Courtney-Bryant (Rob Denmark, Poole) joins the 1500m field in Rabat. Meanwhile, 2021 European indoor champion, Amy-Eloise Markovc (Chris Fox, Wakefield) goes in the women’s 3000m.
In the field, Morgan Lake (Windsor Slough Eton and Hounslow) will kick off the British action in the women’s high jump, while Lawrence Okoye (John Hillier, Croydon) goes in the men’s discus.
The Rabat Diamond League will be live on BBC Three between 19:00-21:00 on Sunday 5 June.