Athletics: Carsten Warholm is ready for the Diamond League Finals in Eugene, USA

Athletics: Carsten Warholm is ready for the Diamond League Finals in Eugene, USA

BRUSSELS (VG) Carsten Warholm (27) travels to the United States to finish the Diamond League season with the 400m hurdles.


This was confirmed by mother and manager Christine Hadal to VG on Saturday. After the race in Zurich last week, Carsten Warholm expressed to Lets Run his doubts about running in Eugene.

Carsten Warholm won world championship gold in the 400m hurdles in Budapest, but lost to Kieron McMaster at the Diamond League meeting in Zurich nine days ago. This was Warholm’s first “defeat” in the Diamond League since the same man defeated him at the same venue in 2017 (!). Warholm “blamed” – with a twinkle in his eye – that there had been too much champagne in celebration of the gold of the WC.

The Diamond League final will be held in Eugene, USA, on 16-17. September. Warholm will run the 400-meter hurdles. It’s the same place where the World Championships were held last year, when Warholm suffered an injury that ruined large parts of the season and left him with no chance of a medal.

To win the overall Diamond League 400m hurdles this season, Warholm must catch CJ Allen. CJ Allen scored 33 points, while Karsten Warholm and Wilfried Habio scored 31 points. The winner of the Diamond League final receives $30,000 – that is, 322,000 Norwegian kroner.

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BUDAPEST (VG) The day after World Cup gold medal number three, Carsten Warholm (27) clearly has more in him.

The points show the total performances this season in the Diamond League. The points system is as follows:

  • First place: 8 points
  • Second place: 7 points
  • Third place: 6 points
  • All the way to eighth place, which gives one point.
Jakob Ingebrigtsen set a world record in Brussels in the 2000 meters.

Jacob Engbrijtsen And Narvi Gilgi Nordas The 1,500 meters will also be run in Eugene as planned. The former set a world record on Friday in the unusual 2,000-meter exercise, while Nordas came in sixth in Brussels.

Jakob Ingebrigtsen has already won the 1500m at the Diamond League this season. He has 40 points after winning six races out of six, while Yared Nogosi is the closest with 29 points.

Harvard Bentdal Engwaldsen He made his first Diamond League podium finish when he finished third in the 400 meters in Belgium. He is now also eligible for the Diamond League Finals.

There are strict requirements for participation in the Diamond League Final: only top six in technical sports, only top eight in 100-800 metres, and only top ten in 1500 meters and longer distances.


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