FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 6th, 2022
NOAH LYLES, SHELLY-ANN FRASER-PRYCE, GRANT HOLLOWAY, SHERICKA JACKSON, AND RYAN CROUSER HEADLINE LIVE DIAMOND LEAGUE FINAL TRACK & FIELD COVERAGE FROM ZURICH ON PEACOCK
Live Meet Coverage from Zurich, Switzerland, Begins Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. ET on Peacock
Marks Final Competition of 2022 Diamond League Season – Winners of Each Event Will Be Crowned Diamond League Champions
STAMFORD, Conn. – Sept. 6, 2022 – Noah Lyles, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Grant Holloway, Shericka Jackson, and Ryan Crouser – all of whom won individual gold medals at the 2022 World Track & Field Championships in July – headline NBC Sports’ live coverage of the 2022 Diamond League Final meet from Zurich, Switzerland, this Wednesday, Sept. 7, beginning at 11:30 a.m. ET on Peacock. The second and final day of the meet will be presented live this Thursday at 1 p.m. ET on Peacock. An encore presentation will air on Saturday, Sept. 10, at Noon ET on CNBC. As this is the final Diamond League meet of the season, winners from each event will be crowned 2022 Diamond League Champion. Winners can also earn a bye to the 2023 World Track & Field Championships, which take place in Budapest next summer.
Lyles headlines an elite crew of U.S. World Championship medalists that are expected to compete at Letzigrund in Zurich. The final race of the meet, the men’s 200m, features 2022 world champion and American record holder Lyles (a three-time Diamond League champion in this event) as well as 2022 World Championship bronze medalist Erriyon Knighton, the 18-year-old phenom who is also the fifth-fastest 200m runner in history.
2022 men’s shot put world champion and world record holder Ryan Crouser and 2022 silver medalist Joe Kovacs will once again face off in their signature event, while 2022 women’s shot put world champion Chase Ealey tries to win her first Diamond League championship. Other notable U.S. stars in action will be 2022 110m hurdles world champion Grant Holloway, 2022 400m hurdles bronze medalist Dalilah Muhammad, two-time Tokyo Olympic medalist Gabby Thomas, 2022 100m world bronze medalist Trayvon Bromell, 2022 javelin world silver medalist Kara Winger, Tokyo Olympic discus champion Valarie Allman, 2017 steeplechase world champion Emma Coburn, and 2022 U.S. 5000m champion and American record holder Grant Fisher.
The Diamond League Final also has an impressive list of international stars expected to compete, highlighted by 2022 100m world champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (Jamaica), who is in the midst of one of the most impressive sprinting seasons in track & field history with three medals at the 2022 World Championships and running a world-leading time of 10.62 (tied for sixth-fastest 100m in history) – and 2022 200m world champion Shericka Jackson (Jamaica), who looks to add her first Diamond League championship to her stellar resume.
Reigning 5000m world champion and 1500m world silver medalist Jakob Ingebrigtsen (Norway) is expected to clash against defending Diamond League 1500m champion Timothy Cheruiyot (Kenya) in a re-match of their epic battle at the Tokyo Olympics that saw Ingebrigtsen win his first major international gold medal, while 2022 800m world champion Emmanuel Korir (Kenya) and 2022 1500m world champion Jake Wightman (Great Britain) will once again race at the half-mile distance, which Wightman won at last week’s Brussels Diamond League meet.
Other notable international athletes expected to compete include 2022 triple jump world champion and world record holder Yulimar Rojas (Venezuela), 2022 pole vault world champion and world record holder Mondo Duplantis (Sweden), 2022 1500m world champion Faith Kipyegon (Kenya), 2022 400m hurdles world champion Alison dos Santos (Brazil), six-time Olympic medalist Andre De Grasse (Canada), 2022 steeplechase world champion Soufiane El Bakkali (Morocco), 2022 100m hurdles world champion and world record holder Tobi Amusan (Nigeria), 2022 5000m world champion Gudaf Tsegay (Ethiopia), and 2022 800m silver medalist Keely Hodgkinson (Great Britain).
NBC Sports’ Paul Swangard will call the event, joined by two-time Olympian Kara Goucher and 2012 Olympic silver medalist Trey Hardee. The three of them will be joined by four-time Olympic medalist Ato Boldon on Thursday.
How to Watch – Wednesday, September 7-Thursday, September 8 & Saturday, September 10 (all times ET):
- Streaming: Peacock (LIVE), NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app
- TV: CNBC*
|Wed., Sept. 7||11:30-1:30 p.m.||Peacock|
|Thu., Sept. 8||1-4:00 p.m.||Peacock|
|Sat., Sept. 10||12-2 p.m.*||CNBC|