15 December, 2016

Diamond League 2017 Explained: Field

We take a look at how the world's best field athletes will embark on a Diamond Journey through the qualification meetings as they bid to reach the Diamond League final next summer.

Next season's brand new Diamond League format will see the world's best field athletes compete at qualifying meetings throughout the season for a place in one of the Diamond League Finals. 

Each of the disciplines is staged six or four times before the Final. At each of the 12 qualification meetings, Athletes are awarded 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 or 1 points for ranking 1st to 8th respectively. The top 8 or 12 Athletes (depending on the discipline) will be awarded a start at the Final. In case of a tie, the best legal performance of the qualification phase wins.

Can the likes of Christian Taylor, Renaud Lavillenie and Sandra Perkovic claim yet another Diamond Trophy under the new format, or is there going to be a changing of the guard in some disciplines?

To make sure you don't miss a minute of the field action next season, check out where the various disciplines will go on their Diamond Journey through the qualifying meets.

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