Jakob in the 1500m and Karsten against the clock in 400m hurdles – Norwegian splendour at BAUHAUS-galan
There was Norwegian splendour at the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Monaco on Friday, and this will continue at BAUHAUS-galan. Jakob Ingebrigtsen, in top form with his new European 1500m record, has a chance for revenge over Timothy Cheruiyot, the Kenyan who beat him there. Karsten Warholm, with his fast 400m hurdles season-opener of 47.10 aims to run even faster.
”We’re delighted to be able to welcome the Norwegians to Sweden for BAUHAUS-galan”, said meeting director, Jan Kowalski.
On the track, there’ll be many more of the world’s elite, such as reigning 5000m world champion, Hellen Obiri (KEN), Olympic Champion, Faith Kipyegon (KEN), Laura Muir (GBR), and Winnie Nanyondo (UGA) in the 1500m. In the women’s 100 metres, recent Wanda Diamond League winner, Ajla Del Ponte (SUI) will be challenged by world championship medallist, Marie-Josée Ta Lou (CIV).
Many Swedish stars in top shape
Swedish stars are coming to BAUHAUS-galan direct from the national championships in Uppsala, where many showed top form. Thobias Montler broke the championship long jump record with 8.15m, Andreas Kramer has run two 1:45 800m races in the past week, Khaddi Sagnia recorded 6.72m to claim the Swedish long jump title and high jumper, Erika Kinsey is improving with every competition, achieving 1.95m to win in Uppsala.