Florence Diamond League 2023: How to watch, who are participating, the events, schedule and more?

The Florence Diamond League 2023 will headline many top athletes from all over the world, who will showcase their skills in order to claim the Diamond League trophy.

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By Abhiruchi Rout | Jun 1, 2023 | 3 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

The third leg of the Diamond League 2023 is all set to take place on June 2, 2023, with the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea in Florence, Italy. The Florence Diamond League 2023 will headline many top athletes from all over the world, who will showcase their skills in order to claim the Diamond League trophy. There will be 15 events in this leg that will be offering points to the athletes – eight for women and seven for men. Florence marked its inaugural appearance in the Diamond League impressively two years back in 2021. For the second time, the iconic Tuscan city is preparing to host the celebrated Pietro Mennea Golden Gala once more in 2023.

Adopting a fresh format since 2017, the Diamond League has implemented a scoring system where the top eight performers at each event earn points on a descending scale from 8 to 1. These points, however, act as a way to determine which athletes will qualify for the respective discipline finals. Athletes winning the finals earn the prestigious title of World Athletics Diamond League Champions. The Diamond League is one of the most prestigious meetings of the World Athletics, the governing body for the sport of Athletics in the world.

Events taking place in the Florence League and Schedule

18:30Women’s Discus Throw (DL points)
18:45Men’s Triple Jump (DL points)
19:00100 m Women Master
19:10100 m Men Master
19:15Men’s Shot Put (DL points)
19:20100 m Men FISDIR
19:35Relay M&W Youth 12×200 Final Mixed
19:43Women’s Pole Vault (DL points)
20:04Women’s 400 m Hurdles (DL points)
20:15Men’s 200 m (DL points)
20:20Men’s High Jump (DL points)
20:25Women’s 3000 m Steeplechase (DL points)
20:42Women’s Long Jump (DL points)
20:44Women’s 100 m (DL points)
20:56Men’s 110 m Hurdles (DL points)
21:06Men’s 5000 m (DL points)
21:28Women’s 400 m (DL points)
21:39Men’s 100 m (DL points)
21:49Women’s 1500 m (DL points)

(All the timings are in Florence time.)

Florence Diamond League 2023: Athletes to watch out for

Women’s Discus Throw

Valarie Allman, Feng Bin, Jorinde van Klinken

Men’s Triple Jump

Christian Taylor, Hugues Fabrice Zango, Andy Díaz

Men’s Shot Put

Tom Walsh, Joe Kovacs

Women’s Pole Vault

Katie Moon, Sandi Morris, Katerina Stefanidi, Nina Kennedy

Women’s 400 m Hurdles

Femke Bol, Shamier Little

Men’s 200 m

Erriyon Knighton, Aaron Brown

Men’s High Jump

Woo Sang-hyeok, JuVaughn Harrison

Women’s 3000 m Steeplechase

Beatrice Chepkoech, Mekides Abebe

Women’s Long Jump

Malaika Mihambo, Ese Brume, Tara Davis-Woodhall, Ivana Vuleta

Women’s 100 m

Dina Asher-Smith, Marie-Josée Ta Lou

Men’s 110 m Hurdles

Grant Holloway

Men’s 100 m

Fred Kerley, Ferdinand Omanyala, Akani Simbine, Marvin Bracy, Trayvon Bromell, Yohan Blake

Women’s 1500 m

Faith Kipyegon, Laura Muir

Florence Diamond League 2023: How to watch the league?

The Live streaming of the Florence Diamond League 2023 will be available on Peacock from 2:00 pm -4:00 pm Eastern time on Friday in the United States. In Canada, one can watch it through CBC Sports. BBC has the broadcasting rights for the Diamond League meetings in the UK and fans can access it through BBC1, BBC2, or its on-demand BBC iPlayer service. In India, Sports18 TV channel will telecast the sports meet. Fans from other nations can watch the program live through the YouTube page of the Wanda Diamond League, however, it won’t be available in all the nations.

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