One of many sensations for Norwegian athletics in 2016 was the thrilling improvement of Karsten Warholm. He began the season as a decathlete that dabbled in 400m and 400m hurdles. By the top of 2016, the twenty-one-year-old from Ulsteinvik had established himself as a serious international menace on the 400m hurdles. Final season he broke the Norwegian document for 400m hurdles on quite a few events. He achieved it on the European Championships in Amsterdam with a time of 48.84! Then he stepped up once more on the Rio Olympics Video games with one other nationwide document of 48.49 seconds and his solely disappointment was to not earn a spot in that ultimate.
In the course of the current winter months, the previous World Youth Decathlon Champion centered extra on the one lap and broke 46 seconds for 400m indoors, while additionally establishing a brand new world document on the 300m hurdles indoors. On the IAAF Diamond League occasion, the Oslo Bislett Video games on 15 June, Warholm will face a really stern take a look at of character, capability and preparation.He’ll face, amongst others, the reigning Olympic and four-time World Champion Kerron Clement. The tall American has proven extraordinary consistency at main championships and first got here to the highlight in 2004 on the World Junior Championships. He received his first senior international title in 2007 (World Championships in Beijing) and has been a famous person within the occasion since then. Moreover Clement, just about the total discipline from the 400m hurdles Olympic Last in Rio will line up towards Warholm.
This function occasion of the 2017 Oslo Bislett Video games might be considered by a really particular spectator. Absolutely the icon of the occasion, Edwin Moses, would be the visitor of honor at Bislett stadium that evening. Edwin Moses’s identify is synonymous with the occasion. He was twice Olympic and World Champion, established new world data and at one stage of his illustrious profession was unbeaten in 122 consecutive races. Moses redefined the occasion along with his distinctive stride sample and nonetheless holds the stadium and meet document at Bislett with a time of 47,67 set in 1979.
Right here is the beginning listing for the 400m at Oslo Bislett Video games 15 june.
|Karsten Warholm (NOR)||World Report-Holder Indoor 300m hurdles||ninth||48,49|
|Kerron Clement (USA)||Olympic Champion (Rio 2016) & 4 occasions World Champion||1st||47,24|
|Nicholas Bett (KEN)||Reigning World Champion 400m Hurdles ( Moscow 2015)||DNS||47,79|
|Yosmani Copello (TUR)||Olympic Bronze medal Rio 2016 / Winner Bislett Video games 2016||third||47,92|
|Thomas Barr (IRL)||Irish record-holder / 4th in Rio Olympic Video games 400mH||4th||47,79|
|Ramus Maggi (EST)||Estonian record-holder / sixth in rio Olympic Video games 400mH||sixth||48,40|
|Boniface Mucheri(KEN)||Olympic Silver Medal 400m Hurdles Rio 2016||2nd||47,78|
|Kariem Hussien (SUI)||European Champion 2014 in Zurich||DNS||48,45|