The Herculis EBS Meeting has a good reputation, always offering a great show for the public. For the athletes, it is one of the boxes to be ticked in the calendar, as it is synonymous with top-level confrontations and performances. This will be the case again on 10 August, with the confirmation of 6 Tokyo Olympic Champions at the Louis II Stadium.
Faith Kipyegon has fond memories of the Stade Louis II track. Last year, for her last confrontation with Sifan Hassan before the Olympic Games, the Kenyan put on a great performance, crossing the line in 3’51”07: best world performance of the year, national record and personal best. There is no doubt that she will want to repeat that again this year at the 1,500m distance.
If there is one person who is at home in Monaco, it is Gianmarco Tamberi. The Italian, Olympic Champion in Tokyo, will once again try to do better than his personal best (2m39 in 2016). He will be keen to shine in front of the Italian public, always very numerous in Monaco.
The last time Hansle Parchment set foot on the track of Stade Louis II was in 2018, when he came 4th in the 110m hurdles. This time, the Jamaican returns with new stature and the ambition to run faster than his 13”09 this year. His inspiration could spur on the French talent Sasha Zhoya to lower his reference time (13”17).
Regarding the women’s pole vault, there is specific interest in following the achievements of Katie Nageotte. The Olympic Champion, who has been less prominent this season, has not said her last word and will want to beat her best performance of the season (4m65, at the US Championships in Eugene). Her presence should also allow the local Margot Chevrier to gain experience for her first appearance in a Wanda Diamond League meeting.
Miltiadis Tentoglou will come aiming to impress in the long jump in Monaco. Last year, the Greek won in the Final 3 with a jump of 8m24. With a jump of 8m36 this year, Monaco will be the opportunity to land a good jump one last time before flying to the European Championships in Munich…
In 2018, Peruth Chemutai was not yet the best known on the starting line of the 3,000m steeplechase. At the finish line, she was sixth in the race in 9’07”94, a new Ugandan record. This year, she returns with her new status as Olympic Champion. Will she have the opportunity to break the nine-minute barrier for the first time? Possibly on a track that saw Beatrice Chepkoech set a new world record… in 2018!
The meeting will feature 14 Wanda Diamond League events:
Women: 100m, 400m, 1,500m, 400m hurdles, 3,000m steeplechase, pole vault, triple jump, javelin.
Men: 200m, 1,000m, 3,000m, 110m Hurdles, High Jump, Long Jump.
The programme for Wednesday 10 August 2022
Doors open: 17:30
Event starts: 19:00
Event ends: 22:00
Prices between 10€ and 50€
Info and booking on www.herculis.com