IAAF Diamond League

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IAAF Diamond League
Current season, competition or edition:
2014 IAAF Diamond League
2010 IAAF Diamond League.jpg
Sport Athletics
Founded 2010
Continent Europe, Asia, North America
Official website Diamond League

The IAAF Diamond League is an annual series of track and field meetings held from 2010 onwards, beginning with the 2010 IAAF Diamond League.[1] It was designed to replace the IAAF Golden League, which was held annually since 1998.

While the Golden League was formed to increase the profile of the leading European athletics competitions, the Diamond League's aim is to "enhance the worldwide appeal of athletics by going outside Europe for the first time."[1] In addition to the original Golden League members (except Berlin) and other traditional European meetings, the series includes events in China, Qatar, and the United States.

Scoring system[edit]

Each one of the thirty-two disciplines (sixteen for male athletes, sixteen for females) is staged a total of seven times during the season. The top three athletes at each meeting are awarded points, and in the case of the Final meeting of the discipline the points are doubled.

1st place: 4 points (Final: 8 points)
2nd place: 2 points (Final: 4 points)
3rd place: 1 points (Final: 2 points)

The athlete with the highest number of points in each discipline at the end of the season wins "The Diamond Race". In case of equality on points, the number of victories decides. If there still is a tie, the better result at the Final meeting for that discipline (Zürich or Brussels since 2010) decides. For an athlete to win "The Diamond Race" and its associated prize, he/she must compete in the Final of their event discipline.

2014 meetings[edit]

The following fourteen meetings have been confirmed for the 2014 season:[2]

Date Meet Stadium City Country
9 May Qatar Athletic Super Grand Prix Qatar SC Stadium Doha  Qatar
18 May Shanghai Golden Grand Prix Shanghai Stadium Shanghai  China
31 May Prefontaine Classic Hayward Field Eugene  United States
5 June Golden Gala - Pietro Menea Stadio Olimpico Rome  Italy
11 June ExxonMobil Bislett Games Bislett Stadion Oslo  Norway
14 June Adidas Grand Prix Icahn Stadium New York City  United States
3 July Athletissima Stade Olympique de la Pontaise Lausanne   Switzerland
5 July Meeting Areva Stade de France Saint-Denis  France
12 & 13 July Glasgow Grand Prix Hampden Park Glasgow  United Kingdom
19 July Herculis Stade Louis II Fontvieille  Monaco
21 August DN Galan Stockholm Olympic Stadium Stockholm  Sweden
24 August British Athletics Grand Prix Alexander Stadium Birmingham  United Kingdom
28 August Weltklasse Zürich Letzigrund Zürich   Switzerland
5 September Belgacom Memorial Van Damme King Baudouin Stadium Brussels  Belgium

Diamond League winners[edit]

Men[edit]

Event 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
100 metres  Tyson Gay (USA)  Asafa Powell (JAM)  Usain Bolt (JAM)  Justin Gatlin (USA)  Justin Gatlin (USA)
200 metres  Wallace Spearmon (USA)  Walter Dix (USA)  Nickel Ashmeade (JAM)  Warren Weir (JAM)  Alonso Edward (PAN)
400 metres  Jeremy Wariner (USA)  Kirani James (GRN)  Kevin Borlée (BEL)  LaShawn Merritt (USA)  LaShawn Merritt (USA)
800 metres  David Rudisha (KEN)  David Rudisha (KEN)  Mohammed Aman (ETH)  Mohammed Aman (ETH)  Nijel Amos (BOT)
1500 metres  Asbel Kiprop (KEN)  Nixon Chepseba (KEN)  Silas Kiplagat (KEN)  Ayanleh Souleiman (DJI)  Silas Kiplagat (KEN)
5000 metres  Imane Merga (ETH)  Imane Merga (ETH)  Isiah Koech (KEN)  Yenew Alamirew (ETH)  Caleb Mwangangi Ndiku (KEN)
110 m hurdles  David Oliver (USA)  Dayron Robles (CUB)  Aries Merritt (USA)  David Oliver (USA)  Pascal Martinot-Lagarde (FRA)
400 m hurdles  Bershawn Jackson (USA)  David Greene (GBR)  Javier Culson (PUR)  Javier Culson (PUR)  Michael Tinsley (USA)
3000 m steeplechase  Paul Kipsiele Koech (KEN)  Paul Kipsiele Koech (KEN)  Paul Kipsiele Koech (KEN)  Conseslus Kipruto (KEN)  Jairus Kipchoge Birech (KEN)
Long jump  Dwight Phillips (USA)  Mitchell Watt (AUS)  Aleksandr Menkov (RUS)  Aleksandr Menkov (RUS)  Godfrey Khotso Mokoena (RSA)
Triple jump  Teddy Tamgho (FRA)  Phillips Idowu (GBR)  Christian Taylor (USA)  Christian Taylor (USA)  Christian Taylor (USA)
High jump  Ivan Ukhov (RUS)  Jesse Williams (USA)  Robert Grabarz (GBR)  Bohdan Bondarenko (UKR)  Mutaz Essa Barshim (QAT)
Pole vault  Renaud Lavillenie (FRA)  Renaud Lavillenie (FRA)  Renaud Lavillenie (FRA)  Renaud Lavillenie (FRA)  Renaud Lavillenie (FRA)
Shot put  Christian Cantwell (USA)  Dylan Armstrong (CAN)  Reese Hoffa (USA)  Ryan Whiting (USA)  Reese Hoffa (USA)
Discus throw  Piotr Małachowski (POL)  Virgilijus Alekna (LTU)  Gerd Kanter (EST)  Gerd Kanter (EST)  Piotr Małachowski (POL)
Javelin throw  Andreas Thorkildsen (NOR)  Matthias de Zordo (GER)  Vítězslav Veselý (CZE)  Vítězslav Veselý (CZE)  Thomas Röhler (GER)

Women[edit]

Event 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
100 metres  Carmelita Jeter (USA)  Carmelita Jeter (USA)  Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (JAM)  Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (JAM)  Veronica Campbell-Brown (JAM)
200 metres  Allyson Felix (USA)  Carmelita Jeter (USA)  Charonda Williams (USA)  Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (JAM)  Allyson Felix (USA)
400 metres  Allyson Felix (USA)  Amantle Montsho (BOT)  Amantle Montsho (BOT)  Amantle Montsho (BOT)  Novlene Williams-Mills (JAM)
800 metres  Janeth Jepkosgei (KEN)  Jennifer Meadows (GBR)  Pamela Jelimo (KEN)  Eunice Jepkoech Sum (KEN)  Eunice Jepkoech Sum (KEN)
1500 metres  Nancy Langat (KEN)  Morgan Uceny (USA)  Abeba Aregawi (ETH)  Abeba Aregawi (SWE)  Jennifer Simpson (USA)
5000 metres  Vivian Cheruiyot (KEN)  Vivian Cheruiyot (KEN)  Vivian Cheruiyot (KEN)  Meseret Defar (ETH)  Mercy Cherono (KEN)
100 m hurdles  Priscilla Lopes-Schliep (CAN)  Danielle Carruthers (USA)  Dawn Harper (USA)  Dawn Harper-Nelson (USA)  Dawn Harper-Nelson (USA)
400 m hurdles  Kaliese Spencer (JAM)  Kaliese Spencer (JAM)  Kaliese Spencer (JAM)  Zuzana Hejnová (CZE)  Kaliese Spencer (JAM)
3000 m steeplechase  Milcah Cheywa (KEN)  Milcah Cheywa (KEN)  Milcah Cheywa (KEN)  Milcah Cheywa (KEN)  Hiwot Ayalew (ETH)
Long jump  Brittney Reese (USA)  Brittney Reese (USA)  Yelena Sokolova (RUS)  Shara Proctor (GBR)  Tianna Bartoletta (USA)
Triple jump  Yargelis Savigne (CUB)  Olha Saladuha (UKR)  Olga Rypakova (KAZ)  Caterine Ibargüen (COL)  Caterine Ibargüen (COL)
High jump  Blanka Vlašić (CRO)  Blanka Vlašić (CRO)  Chaunté Lowe (USA)  Svetlana Shkolina (RUS)  Mariya Kuchina (RUS)
Pole vault  Fabiana Murer (BRA)  Silke Spiegelburg (GER)  Silke Spiegelburg (GER)  Silke Spiegelburg (GER)  Fabiana Murer (BRA)
Shot put  Nadzeya Ostapchuk (BLR)  Valerie Adams (NZL)  Valerie Adams (NZL)  Valerie Adams (NZL)  Valerie Adams (NZL)
Discus throw  Yarelys Barrios (CUB)  Yarelys Barrios (CUB)  Sandra Perković (CRO)  Sandra Perković (CRO)  Sandra Perković (CRO)
Javelin throw  Barbora Špotáková (CZE)  Christina Obergföll (GER)  Barbora Špotáková (CZE)  Christina Obergföll (GER)  Barbora Špotáková (CZE)

Countries by number of event winners[edit]

Rank Country 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Total
1  United States 11 7 6 6 9 39
2  Kenya 7 5 6 3 5 26
3  Jamaica 1 2 4 3 3 13
4  Ethiopia 1 1 2 3 1 8
5  Germany 0 3 1 2 1 7
5  France 2 1 1 1 2 7
7  Czech Republic 1 0 2 2 1 6
7  Russia 1 0 2 2 1 6
9  United Kingdom 0 3 1 1 0 5
9  Croatia 1 1 1 1 1 5
11  Cuba 2 2 0 0 0 4
11  Botswana 0 1 1 1 1 4
11  New Zealand 0 1 1 1 1 4
14  Canada 1 1 0 0 0 2
14  Estonia 0 0 1 1 0 2
14  Puerto Rico 0 0 1 1 0 2
14  Ukraine 0 1 0 1 0 2
14  Brazil 1 0 0 0 1 2
14  Colombia 0 0 0 1 1 2
14  Poland 1 0 0 0 1 2
20  Australia 0 1 0 0 0 1
20  Belgium 0 0 1 0 0 1
20  Belarus 1 0 0 0 0 1
20  Djibouti 0 0 0 1 0 1
20  Grenada 0 1 0 0 0 1
20  Kazakhstan 0 0 1 0 0 1
20  Lithuania 0 1 0 0 0 1
20  Norway 1 0 0 0 0 1
20  Sweden 0 0 0 1 0 1
20  Panama 0 0 0 0 1 1
20  South Africa 0 0 0 0 1 1
20  Qatar 0 0 0 0 1 1

Diamond League records[edit]

Men[edit]

[3]

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet Place Ref
100 m 9.69 (-0.1 m/s) Yohan Blake  Jamaica 23 August 2012 Athletissima Switzerland Lausanne, Switzerland
200 m 19.26 (+0.7 m/s) Yohan Blake  Jamaica 16 September 2011 Memorial Van Damme Belgium Brussels, Belgium
400 m 43.74 Kirani James  Grenada 3 July 2014 Athletissima Switzerland Lausanne, Switzerland [4]
600 m 1:13.71 David Rudisha  Kenya 24 August 2014 British Grand Prix United Kingdom Birmingham, United Kingdom [5]
800 m 1:41.54 David Rudisha  Kenya 6 June 2012 Meeting Areva France Paris,France
1000 m 2:13.62 Abubaker Kaki  Sudan 3 July 2010 Prefontaine Classic United States Eugene, United States
1500 m 3:27.64 Silas Kiplagat  Kenya 18 July 2014 Herculis Monaco Fontvieille, Monaco [6]
Mile 3:47.32 Ayanleh Souleiman  Djibouti 31 May 2014 Prefontaine Classic United States Eugene, United States [7]
3000 m 7:27.26 Yenew Alamirew  Ethiopia 6 May 2011 Qatar Athletic Super Grand Prix Qatar Doha, Qatar
Two miles 8:07.85 Mo Farah  Great Britain 24 August 2014 British Grand Prix United Kingdom Birmingham, United Kingdom [8]
5000 m 12:46.84 Dejen Gebremeskel  Ethiopia 6 June 2012 Meeting Areva France Paris,France
10000 m 26:43.16 Kenenisa Bekele  Ethiopia 16 September 2011 Memorial Van Damme Belgium Brussels, Belgium
110 m hurdles 12.80 (+0.3 m/s) Aries Merritt  United States 20 July 2012 Herculis Monaco Fontvieille, Monaco [9]
400 m hurdles 47.62 Bershawn Jackson  United States 8 July 2010 Athletissima Switzerland Lausanne, Switzerland
3000 m steeplechase 7:53.64 Brimin Kipruto  Kenya 22 July 2011 Herculis Monaco Fontvieille, Monaco
High jump 2.43 m Mutaz Essa Barshim  Qatar 5 September 2014 Memorial Van Damme Belgium Brussels, Belgium [10]
Pole vault 6.02m Renaud Lavillenie  France 27 July 2013 London Grand Prix United Kingdom London, United Kingdom [3]
Long jump 8.54m (+1.7 m/s) Mitchell Watt  Australia 29 July 2011 DN Galan Sweden Stockholm, Sweden
Triple jump 17.98m (+1.2 m/s) Teddy Tamgho  France 12 June 2010 Adidas Grand Prix United States New York City, United States
Shot put 22.41m Christian Cantwell  United States 3 July 2010 Prefontaine Classic United States Eugene, United States
Discus throw 69.83m Piotr Malachowski  Poland 10 July 2010 British Grand Prix (athletics) United Kingdom Gateshead, United Kingdom
Javelin throw 89.88m Andreas Thorkildsen  Norway 27 August 2010 Memorial Van Damme Belgium Brussels, Belgium

Women[edit]

[11]

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet Place Ref
100 m 10.70 (+2.0 m/s) Carmelita Jeter  United States 4 June 2011 Prefontaine Classic United States Eugene, United States
200 m 21.98 (+1.4 m/s) Veronica Campbell-Brown  Jamaica 12 June 2010 Adidas Grand Prix United States New York City, United States
400 m 49.33 Amantle Montsho  Botswana 19 July 2013 Herculis Monaco Fontvieille, Monaco
800 m 1:56.59 Francine Niyonsaba  Burundi 7 September 2012 Memorial Van Damme Belgium Brussels, Belgium
1500 m 3:56.54 Abeba Aregawi  Ethiopia 31 May 2012 Golden Gala Italy Rome, Italy
3000 m 8:20.68 Hellen Obiri  Kenya 9 May 2014 Qatar Athletic Super Grand Prix Qatar Doha, Qatar
Two miles 9:11.49 Mercy Cherono  Kenya 24 August 2014 British Grand Prix United Kingdom Birmingham, United Kingdom [12]
5000 m 14.20:87 Vivian Cheruiyot  Kenya 29 July 2011 DN Galan Sweden Stockholm, Sweden
10000 m 30:24.39 Tirunesh Dibaba  Ethiopia 1 June 2012 Prefontaine Classic United States Eugene, United States
100 m hurdles 12.40 (0.0 m/s) Sally Pearson  Australia 6 July 2012 Meeting Areva France Paris,France
400 m hurdles 52.79 Kaliese Spencer  Jamaica 5 August 2011 London Grand Prix United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
3000 m steeplechase 9:05.02 Yuliya Zaripova  Russia 17 August 2012 DN Galan Sweden Stockholm, Sweden [13]
High jump 2.05m Anna Chicherova  Russia 16 September 2011 Memorial Van Damme Belgium Brussels, Belgium
Pole vault 4.83m Yarisley Silva  Cuba 26 July 2013 London Grand Prix United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
Long jump 7.25m (+1.6 m/s) Brittney Reese  United States 10 May 2013 Qatar Athletic Super Grand Prix Qatar Doha, Qatar
Triple jump 15.31m (0.0 m/s) Caterine Ibargüen  Colombia 18 July 2014 Herculis Monaco Fontvieille, Monaco [14]
Shot put 21.03m Valerie Adams  New Zealand 28 August 2013 Golden Gala Italy Rome, Italy
Discus throw 70.52m Sandra Perkovic  Croatia 18 May 2014 Shanghai Golden Grand Prix China Shanghai, China
Hammer throw 75.98m Tatyana Lysenko  Russia 3 July 2010 Prefontaine Classic United States Eugene, United States
Javelin throw 69.57m Christina Obergfoll  Germany 8 September 2011 Weltklasse Zürich Switzerland Zurich, Switzerland

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "IAAF to launch global Diamond League of 1 Day Meetings". IAAF. 2 March 2009. Retrieved 2 March 2009. 
  2. ^ http://www.diamondleague.com/Event-Calendar/
  3. ^ a b "Diamond League Records". all-athletics.com. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "Men's 400m - Lausanne Meeting". Diamond League - Lausanne. 3 July 2014. Retrieved 3 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "600m Results". IAAF. 24 August 2014. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  6. ^ Mike Rowbottom (18 July 2014). "Kiplagat shows his class with 3:27.64 in Monaco - IAAF Diamond League". IAAF. Retrieved 19 July 2014. 
  7. ^ "Diamond League Eugene 2014 Results". www.diamondleague-eugene.com. 31 May 2012. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "Two Miles Results". IAAF. 24 August 2014. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  9. ^ "Which Records Will Tumble In 2014? – IAAF Diamond League". www.iaaf.org. 2 May 2014. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  10. ^ "High Jump Results". IAAF. 5 September 2014. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  11. ^ "Diamond League Records". all-athletics.com. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  12. ^ "Two Miles Results". IAAF. 24 August 2014. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  13. ^ Bob Ramsak (17 August 2012). "Zaripova world lead the best of new Olympic champions in Stockholm - REPORT - Samsung Diamond League". IAAF. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  14. ^ Mike Rowbottom (18 July 2014). "Ibarguen's terrific triple jump of 15.31m in Monaco - IAAF Diamond League". IAAF. Retrieved 19 July 2014. 

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