FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 31st, 2022
SHELLY-ANN FRASER-PRYCE, SHERICKA JACKSON, ERRIYON KNIGHTON, AND EMMA COBURN HEADLINE NBC SPORTS’ LIVE DIAMOND LEAGUE TRACK & FIELD COVERAGE FROM BRUSSELS ON PEACOCK
Live Meet Coverage from Brussels, Belgium, Begins Friday at 2 p.m. ET on Peacock
Encore Presentation Saturday at 3 p.m. ET on NBC
Marks Penultimate Competition of 2022 Diamond League Season
STAMFORD, Conn. – August 31, 2022 – Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Shericka Jackson, Erriyon Knighton, and Emma Coburn – all four of whom have won individual medals at the World Track & Field Championships in their careers – headline NBC Sports’ live coverage of the 2022 Diamond League meet from Brussels, this Friday, September 2, beginning at 2 p.m. ET on Peacock. An encore presentation will air Saturday at 3 p.m. ET on NBC. This is the final Diamond League meet before the two-day final in Zurich on September 7-8.
Fraser-Pryce and Jackson headline an elite crew of World Championship medalists that are expected to compete at King Baudouin Stadium on Friday. The marquee race of the meet is expected to see the Jamaican duo of Fraser-Pryce, the 2022 100m world champion, and Jackson, the 2022 200m world champion, square off in the 100m. Fraser-Pryce is undefeated in Diamond League 100m races this summer, while Jackson ran the second-fastest 200m in history at the World Championships in July. 2021 U.S. 100m champion Sha’Carri Richardson is also expected to compete in the race.
On the American side, 200m World Championship bronze medalist Knighton, the 18-year-old phenom who is the fifth-fastest 200m runner in history, is expected to toe the line in his signature distance. Other notable American athletes expected to compete include 2022 World Championship pole vault silver medalist Chris Nilsen, 2022 javelin silver medalist Kara Winger, 2017 steeplechase world champion Emma Coburn, Tokyo Olympic steeplechase silver medalist Courtney Frerichs, 2022 U.S. 5000m champion Grant Fisher, and Tokyo Olympic 100m hurdles silver medalist Keni Harrison.
This penultimate Diamond League competition also boasts an impressive list of international stars. 2022 800m world champion Emmanuel Korir (Kenya) is expected to clash against 2022 1500m world champion Jake Wightman (Great Britain) as they meet at the half-mile distance, while 2022 400m bronze medalist Sada Williams (Barbados) will take on 2022 800m bronze medalist Mary Moraa (Kenya) in the 400m. Other notable athletes expected to compete include 2022 pole vault world champion and world record holder Mondo Duplantis (Sweden), 2022 heptathlon world champion Nafi Thiam (Belgium), 2022 400m hurdles world champion Alison dos Santos (Brazil), 2022 high jump world champion Eleanor Patterson (Australia), and Tokyo Olympic 100m hurdles gold medalist Jasmine Camacho-Quinn (Puerto Rico).
NBC Sports’ Paul Swangard will call the event, joined by four-time Olympic medalist Ato Boldon, three-time Olympic gold medalist Tianna Madison, and two-time Olympian Kara Goucher.
How to Watch – Friday, September 2 & Saturday, September 3 (all times ET):
- Streaming: Peacock (LIVE), NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app
- TV: NBC
|Fri., Sept. 2||2-4 p.m.||Peacock|
|Sat., Sept. 3||3-4:30 p.m.*||NBC|