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World olympians, gold medalists in Doha for Diamond League finale


Qatar Sports Club will welcome athletes from 8 different countries for the fourth round of the Diamond League

Qatar is all set to host the fourth and final round of the 2020 Wanda Diamond League in Doha on Friday.

A revised version of the event will be held without fans due to precautionary measures imposed to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Athletes from over eight different countries including Kenya, Ethiopia, Jamaica, Ivory Coast, Morocco, USA, France, and Sweden will be in attendance. 

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The Doha-based Qatar Sports Club will host the 12-event programme that will see athletes participate in sprint hurdles and 800m for both men and women, 100m, 3000m and long jump for women and 200m, 400m, 1500m and pole vault for men. 

Prominent world and Olympic champion Jamaican Elaine Thompson tops the list of stars participating in the women’s 100 metres race.

Dutch Olympic silver medalist Dafne Schippers and Ivorian Marie-Josee Talou, who won multiple medals at the World Championships, will also attend.

“In spite of incredibly challenging circumstances, I’m proud of the fantastic fields we’ve put together for this event,” says Khalid Al Marri, Wanda Doha Diamond League Meeting Director. 

“It’s been a tough summer for everyone, yet we’ve witnessed some exceptional track and field performances. I’m confident that in Doha, the fourth and final competitive meeting of this shortened 2020 Wanda Diamond League series, that we’ll provide a fitting finale.”

The Diamond League is an annual series composed of 15 of the best invitational track and field meetings in the world. 

The event can be watched on Al Kass Sports. 

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