Gateshead Diamond League schedule: Who is competing? How to watch and more

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The 2021 Diamond League season gets underway this evening with a host of the world’s best athletes taking part in Gateshead. Athletes have had to put Olympic preparations on hold for a year but excitement is building upon the start of the outdoors season.

There are just two months until the delayed Tokyo Olympics take place and the Diamond League season is started a few weeks later than usual.

Some of the American athletes have already begun their outdoor season in meeting such as the USATF Golden Games.

But the Diamond League often brings the world’s best stars together and Gateshead will play host to several Olympic previews.

All eyes will be on the Women’s 100m with Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith going up against Shelly-Ann Fraser and Sha’Carri Richardson.

However, Laura Muir will also be attracting attention as she competes in the 1500m.

Adam Gemili will also be running in the 200m alongside fellow Briton Tommy Ramdhan.

Andre de Grasse and Kenneth Bednarek – who has already run sub-20 seconds this season – will also be running in the men’s 200m.

Gateshead Diamond League schedule

5:55pm: High Jump Women

6:09pm: Long Jump Men

6:32pm: 400m Hurdles Women:

6:38pm: Shot Put Women

6:40pm: Pole Vault Men

6:42pm: 100m Women – Round 1 – Heat A

6:50pm: 100m Women – Round 1 – Heat B

7:03pm: 400m Women

7:15pm: 3000m Steeplechase Men

7:35pm: Javelin Throw Men

7:37pm: 100m Hurdles Women

7:45pm: Triple Jump Women

7:49pm: 1500m Men

8:02pm: 5000m Men

8:24pm: 100m Women

8:40pm: 200m Men

8:51pm: 1500m Women

How to watch Gateshead Diamond League

The first Diamond League meeting of the season will be shown live on BBC on Sunday evening.

The programme will start at 7pm which will be shown on BBC Two, BBC iPlayer and online.

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