African athletes ready to ignite the Xiamen Diamond League

by | Apr 19, 2024 | Athletics - Mens, Athletics - Womens, Diamond League

Photo Credit: Wanda Diamond League

As the 2024 Diamond League season prepares for its grand opening in Xiamen, China on April 20th, the stage is set for a thrilling display of athletic prowess, with top contenders from across the globe poised to kick-start their Diamond League journey with a burst of excellence.

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Following a stellar performance in the 2023 Xiamen Diamond League, where African athletes showcased their dominance by securing multiple medals, anticipation is high for another remarkable showcase of talent and determination.

Men’s 800m:

• Emmanuel Wanyoni from Kenya stamped his authority, clinching the gold medal with an impressive time of 1:43.20, signalling his potential to continue his winning streak in the 2024 season.

Men’s 3000mSC:

• Soufiane El Bakkali of Morocco emerged victorious, clocking a golden time of 8:10.31, showcasing his mastery in the discipline.
• Samuel Firewu from Ethiopia displayed his resilience, claiming the silver medal with a commendable time of 8:11.29, highlighting the depth of talent within the African continent.
• Amos Serem from Kenya secured the bronze medal with a strong performance, crossing the line in 8:14.41.

Men’s Triple Jump:

• Hugues Fabrice Zango from Burkina Faso showcased his prowess, securing a silver medal with an impressive leap of 17.22m, underlining Africa’s strength in diverse disciplines.

Women’s 1500m:

• Freweyni Hailu of Ethiopia seized the gold medal with a remarkable time of 3:56.56, displaying her determination and skill.
• Nelly Chepchirchir from Kenya claimed the silver medal with a strong performance, finishing in 3:56.72.

Women’s 3000m:

• Beatrice Chebet from Kenya delivered a stellar performance, clinching the gold medal with an impressive time of 8:24.05.
• Margaret Akidor from Kenya secured the bronze medal, showcasing Africa’s depth in long-distance running with a time of 8:29.88.

Women’s Long Jump:

• Marthe Koala from Burkina Faso showcased her talent, securing the silver medal with a leap of 6.79m.
• Ese Bruma from Nigeria claimed the bronze medal with a commendable performance, recording a jump of 6.71m.

As the 2024 Xiamen Diamond League beckons, all eyes are on these African athletes, hailed as rising stars and seasoned champions, as they aim to reclaim top honours and etch their names in Diamond League history once more.


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