The 2023 Diamond League opens with Doha DL on May 5, 2023. Since 2011, the Doha Diamond League meeting has had tremendous fields and incredible performances. 2023 will be no different, with some incredible fields. This was the first announced event, the women’s pole vault, on March 22, 2023.
Moon (née Nageotte) is the 2022 world indoor silver medallist and has a personal best of 4.95m from 2021, a mark that ranks her fourth on the global all-time list. In her first international competition of 2021 – a precursor to a wonderful summer – she took victory in Doha, winning a much-anticipated competition in spite of jumping on new poles after hers had broken in transit.
“I’m so excited to get my outdoor season underway after a really fun indoor season,” said the recently crowned US indoor champion. “I’ve been working really hard this pre-season, especially on my strength, and I’m hoping to get my Wanda Diamond League campaign off to a good start. Winning Doha in 2021 was an incredible way to start an unforgettable year, and I just hope to replicate that as I work towards defending my (world) title this summer.”
EUGENE, OREGON – JULY 17: Silver medalist Sandi Morris of Team United States, gold medalist Katie Nageotte of Team United States and bronze medalist Nina Kennedy of Team Australia pose for a photo on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Women’s Pole Vault Final day three of the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 at Hayward Field on July 17, 2022 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images for World Athletics)
World silver medallist Morris, the runner-up at the last three editions of the global showpiece, is a two-time world indoor champion and Olympic silver medallist from Rio 2016. She is the US (outdoor) record holder with a mark of 5.00m, the third-best jump ever.
Kennedy, the 2022 Wanda Diamond League champion and Australian national record holder (4.82m), is the world bronze medallist and reigning Commonwealth Games champion.
In addition to the top three from the 2022 World Athletics Championships, the impressive Doha line-up also includes Olympic bronze medallist and British national record holder Holly Bradshaw; former Olympic, world, and European champion and Greek national record holder Katerina Stefanidi; European indoor and outdoor champion and Finnish national record holder Wilma Murto; world indoor and European outdoor bronze medallist and Slovenian national record holder Tina Sutej; 2018 Commonwealth Games champion and Canadian national record holder Alysha Newman; and the USA’s 2019 World University Games bronze medallist Bridget Williams.
The 2023 Wanda Diamond League comprises 15 meetings in total, starting with Doha at the Qatar Sports Club on 5 May and concluding with a single final across two days in Eugene (16-17 September). Each of the 14 series of meetings will be broadcast globally in a live two-hour program.
To learn more about the Doha Diamond League, check out https://doha.diamondleague.com/home/