Doha Diamond League: Five Jamaicans to compete in Qatar tomorrow
The race for the richest pot in international track and field gets going tomorrow and what better place to start than the deep-pocketed Emirate state of Qatar, where five Jamaicans will line up in the latest staging of the Doha Diamond League.
The temperature is expected to be around 40 degrees Celsius at the start of competition and it should be just as hot on the track and in the field as over a dozen Olympic champions and 11 World Champions get the series underway in the desert.
Nesta Carter will fly the Jamaican flag in a pretty impressive men’s 100m line-up; it’s a case of the experienced, the young and the ever improving with Novlene Williams-Mills, Stephenie-Ann McPherson and Christine Day looking to chase down the fast – starting Sanya Richards-Ross in one of the best events on the schedule, while O’Dayne Richards continue his climb up the ladder with his Doha debut.
That’s where the Jamaican interest will lie, but there’s so much more happening in the Middle Eastern city with several other big names and big clashes certain to excite at the Qatar Sports Club.
9:30 a.m. Long Jump Women
9:35 a.m. Discus Women
9:40 a.m. Shot Put Men (O’Dayne Richards)
10:10 a.m. Pole Vault Men
10:25 a.m. High Jump Women
11:04 a.m. 400m Hurdles Men
11:10 a.m. Javelin Throw Men
11:15 a.m. 1500m Women
11:29 a.m. 800m Men
11:40 a.m. Triple Jump Men
11:41 a.m. 200m Women
11:52 a.m. 100m Hurdles Women
12:02 p.m. 3000m Steeplechase Women
12:23 p.m. 100m Men (Nesta Carter)
12:34 p.m. 400m Women (Novlene Williams-Mills, Stephenie-Ann McPherson, Christine Day)
12:45 p.m. 3000m Men