It’s not a Diamond League occasion however sparks may fly when lengthy jumper M. Sreeshankar meets Olympic champion Miltiadis Tentoglou in Stockholm on June 30.
The organisers of the Bauhaus-Galan Stockholm Diamond League have invited Sreeshankar for the occasion and in addition for the Folksam Karlstad GP at Karlstad on July 3.
“It’s not a Diamond League event this time but it is an ‘additional event’ in the main programme with a world-class field,” Ulf Saletti, worldwide relations and challenge supervisor, Swedish athletic conferences and athlete liaison for the Bauhaus-Galan meet, advised The Hindu from Stockholm on Monday.
“Each WDL (Wanda Diamond League) meeting can add extra events to their programme and in Stockholm the additional events are men’s long jump and women’s shot put, both with local Swedish interest plus world-class athletes.
“Tentoglou and Thobias Montler (the World No. 1 and 2) are other top names in long jump right now.”
Tentoglou and Sreeshankar are degree with 8.36m, and at No. 2, within the out of doors World listing this yr.
Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra can even be in motion in Stockholm within the javelin occasion which will probably be a Diamond League occasion.
“(Johannes) Vetter, (Tokyo Olympics silver medallist Jakub) Vadlejch, (season-leader Anderson) Peters, (Julian) Weber… so nearly all will be there,” stated Saletti.
After Stockholm, Sreeshankar plans to go to the US and can practice at Chula Vista to organize for the World championships in Oregon which begins on July 15.