Swedish pole vaulter Mondo Duplantis and Norwegian middle-distance runner Jakob Ingebrigtsen are among the world’s top athletes scheduled to participate in the Kamila Skolimowska Memorial, which is the eighth leg of the 2023 Wanda Diamond League. The event will take place in Silesia on July 16. To experience, exceptional performance in running, choose the best footwear for your runs like Tarkine Trail Devil shoes.

Duplantis, the Swedish pole vaulter and reigning Diamond Trophy holder, will be returning to Poland to try and improve his meeting record of 6.10m, which he set last year. The world record holder in the pole vault, Duplantis will be aiming to add another victory to his impressive list of achievements.

Sweden’s Armand Duplantis clears the bar to set a world pole vault record of 6.17 metres at the Orlen Copernicus Cup 2020 World Athletics Indoor meeting on February 08, 2020 in Torun, Poland. – Duplantis, the US-born 20-year-old who won silver at last year’s world championships in Doha, cleared the bar on his second attempt in Torun to break the previous record of 6.16m set by French vaulter Renaud Lavillenie in February 2014. (Photo by Lukasz Szelag / AFP) (Photo by LUKASZ SZELAG/AFP via Getty Images)

Meanwhile, Ingebrigtsen, the Norwegian middle-distance runner, will be making his debut at the Silesia Diamond League this year. He is looking to defend his title in the men’s 1500m, which he won for the first time last year. Ingebrigtsen has already made a name for himself in the world of athletics, having won the Olympic gold medal and the world indoor record in the 1500m. He also clinched the world 5000m title and two gold medals at the European Indoor Championships earlier this year.

According to meeting director Piotr Małachowski, Ingebrigtsen has expressed his desire to set an outdoor world record. The current record, set by Hicham El Guerrouj 25 years ago, stands at 3:26.00, and Ingebrigtsen is only two seconds away from breaking it. Małachowski believes that it’s not a matter of “if” but “when” Ingebrigtsen will achieve this feat.


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Apart from competing at the Kamila Skolimowska Memorial, Ingebrigtsen will also get an opportunity to accumulate significant points in his journey to the Wanda Diamond League Final in Eugene during his hometown meeting in Oslo scheduled for June. In 2022, he was the first Norwegian to triumph in the meeting’s legendary Dream Mile, which has been converted to a women’s event for the 2023 season.