A world champion, a European champion and four other competitors with personal bests of six metres or better have been confirmed for the Oslo Bislett Games on 13 June, organisers of the IAAF Diamond League meeting have announced.
USA’s Sam Kendricks, the reigning world champion and currently ranked No.1 in the world, heads the field. Although Kendricks has the world title, all eyes in Bislett stadium will be firmly focused on the 19-year-old Swede Armand Duplantis, who took the European crown last summer with a 6.05m leap. The teenager leads the world this season after topping 6.00m in Fayetteville, USA, on 11 May.
Poland’s strong tradition in the event will be represented by Pawel Wojciechowski, the 2011 world champion who took the European indoor title in March. He’ll be joined by compatriot Piotr Lisek, a member of the six-metre club, who took world silver in 2017.