Wanda Diamond League in Monaco: The new blue wave takes the rock

Stade Louis-II will host the 10th stage of the Diamond League on Wednesday evening, in the midst of an unprecedented summer as the World Championships and European Championships follow one another. Known for his high performance, especially at the middle distances, the Hercules meet will host a slew of world leaderboards and give the spotlight to the new wave of French athletics.

Pascal Martineau Lagarde, Sacha Chua and Just Kwa Mathie
Experience and passion

The 110m hurdles will be one of the highlights on Wednesday night in Monaco. Three Frenchmen will be present on the starting line, and all three have recently returned from the world championships. Pascal Martino Lagarde He will want to advance, on the same track where he broke the French discipline record (12″95) in 2014. The experienced hurdler from ES Montgeron will be able to measure himself for the last time before Munich and will be accompanied by the two rising stars of the French hurdles school, Sasha Chuya (Clermont Auvergne Athletics) and Just Kwa Mathi (Evro AC), who will play the second Diamond League meeting of his career. Against this blue trio, three favorites led by Grant Hollowaythe Grand American World Champion, runner-up in Eugene and a native Trey CunninghamJamaican Hansley PaperOlympic champion title holder.

Meba-Mickaël Zézé
Affirmation against the best

The athlete from Mandelieu La Napoule AC caused quite a stir in early July by running the 200m in 19.97 at La Chaux-de-Fonds (Switzerland). Before heading to Munich where he will compete in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m, Miba Mikael Zizi He will try to follow the American stars present Wednesday at Louis II. Wonderful world champion Noah Lyles He will be the race favourite, which promises to be the highlight of a Monegasque evening with the solid block block arriving as well Aeron Knighton The world champion in the 400 meters Michael Norman.

Ain Sokhna Lacoste
for developer

The 21-year-old specialist in the 400m will discover the Diamond League on Wednesday night, in a race that promises to be spectacular. Grand Angoulême Athlétisme member, blue selected 4x400m for Munich, will find Bahamas Shauna Miller Uibo, who is neither more nor less than the two-time Olympic champion and reigning world lap champion. A dive in the depths of the apocalypse 400m which would allow Lacoste to return from Eugene where she made a good impression with her fellow relay (finalists) to test herself ahead of the European Championships.

Camille Siri
diamond first

The French champion in the 400m hurdles, second at the Mediterranean Games, prepares to discover the Diamond League on Wednesday in Monaco. The Nice Côte d’Azur Athletics member, who has already raised her lap record with hurdles to 55-inch 79 this summer, will want to enjoy the atmosphere of the major tournaments ahead of Munich. You will try to stick to the steps of the Jamaicans Rachel Clayton And the Jennifer RussellRacing favourites.

Agnes Rahallah
Go quickly before Munich

Like Camille Seri, Agnes Rahallah She will play her first Diamond League match on Wednesday in the double lap of Stade Louis II. France’s vice 800m champion, who ran for the first time in under two minutes this summer (1’59”59, her record), will want to go faster ahead of the European Championships, where she will represent France at her side. Renell Lamott. Nantes Métropole Athlétisme member will try to follow the Jamaican pace Natoya Gol (1’57”88 this season) and will be able to measure herself against the other European present with her in Monaco, UK Gemma Ricky.

Benjamin Robert
1000m to restart the machine

The second-best European performer of the season in the 800m (1’43”75) who climbed to the podium in the Diamond League this season on the double lap before being stuck in the World Semi-Final, will be on the podium. The beginning of the slightly disputed 1000 AD. The young bull from Toulouse, champions of France, will be able to work on his devastating finish as he tries to get close to Mehdi Baala’s French record (2’13’96 in 2003). In a race that promises to be exciting, with Kenyans in the lead Emmanuel CurrierAnd the Ferguson Rotich And the Wyclife Kisasy And the surprise is the 1500m world champion, British Jack WhitemanSATUC Toulouse Athlé member will try to play the main roles of restarting the machine before Munich.

Aurora Fleury
“Performance Path”

Miller Aurora Fleury Particularly fond of Stade Louis II. ” When we get to the track, we know we’ll be able to put in a good performance. “I remembered in June the French Vice Champion in the 1500m, licensed at Nancy Athletics Metropole. Those who beat their best last year (4’03”35), during a challenging race will want to shine again this year, Before she joins her teammates from the French team in Bavaria, she will try to keep up with the frenetic pace that the world distance champion, the Kenyan, must impose. Faith Kipigonand the Ethiopians studded And the smasher.

Hugo Hai
3000 meters for confidence

The slender French champion will be in the 5,000m at the start of the 3,000m. He will seek to follow the Kenyan train A & CropAnd the Kipkorir And the Kimboy and the Ethiopians Bekele And the please. Not selected for the World Championships in Eugene, he has completed a long preparatory course in Flagstaff, US, from which he hopes to reap the rewards on Wednesday evening. His record, which was taped indoors at 7’41”59, would be in jeopardy.

Ninon Chappelle, Margot Scheffer, and Marie-Julie Bonnin
Final adjustments before take off

The three best French women of the season will kick off the Monaco sweatshirt. French record holder Ninon Chapel EA Cergy-Pontoise Athlétisme, the finalist in Eugene, will want to test himself one last time in the air and try to improve on his best performance of the season (4.50m). French hero Margot Scheffer (Nice Côte d’Azur Athlétisme), also present at the final in the US and author of the 4.70m jump earlier this summer, will be there too, hopefully Marie Julie Bonin (Stade Bordelais Athlétisme), who will participate in his first Diamond League and will want to dive in the high-level bath before Munich, on the strength of his 4.52-meter record on July 30 in Nantua. The competition promises to be intense and tough, with seven athletes already passing 4.70m during their careers, including the indoor world champion and outdoor vice world champion. Sandy Morris (United State).

Jules Pomery and Erwan Konate
The sandbox and the big bath

Two Frenchmen will try to shine for a long time, in their second participation in the Diamond League meeting. France Champion Jules Pomery (Entente Athlé 58), the author of the 8.17-meter jump this season, will want to settle against the best in the world before joining Munich, where he intends to play the main roles. Arwan Konate (Amiens UC), who held her junior world title with 8.08m last week, will also be present in a more challenging context. Greek TintogluThe Vice-Champion of the World title and one of the serious contenders for the title has also been announced in Munich.

International headlines
Imperial tray in Monaco

In addition to the already mentioned big stars, Noah Lyles to me Grant Holloway passing by Shauna Miller UiboOn Wednesday, many star athletes will be in Monaco. In competitions world champion on the rise Moataz Barshim It should shine in the second half of Louis’s moon. In the triple jump, the Venezuelan star Yulimar Rogas He will try to improve his world record. Finally, the women’s 100m promises to be particularly rich in performance, with Jamaicans Shelly Ann Fraser Pricethe world champion and best performer of the year in a row (10’66), and Sherica Jacksona bridesmaid in Eugene.

Martin Dupuy for athl.fr

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The competition can be watched live on Canal + Sport from 8 pm.

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