Among the Swiss, Ditaji Kambundji, double bronze medallist at the last European Championships in the hurdles (100m hurdles and 60m hurdles indoors), will try to stay as close as possible to Oluwatobiloba Ayomide Amusan – more commonly known as Tobi Amusan -, reigning world champion and holder of the world record for the 100m hurdles (12"12). And, of course, Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, who set a new meeting record of 12.34 last year in Lausanne. The reigning European champion in the 60m hurdles, Finland's Reeta Hurske, will also be present.
In the 800m, a showdown is shaping up between the Briton Keely Hodgkinson and the Kenyan Mary Moraa. Hodgkinson is European champion and silver medallist at the last Worlds and the 2021 Olympics. Moraa is the up-and-coming athlete: she won the Wanda Diamond League final last summer in Zurich and has just set a superb time of 50''44 over 400m in Botswana.
Facing them, the Swiss Audrey Werro and Lore Hoffmann will want to shine in front of their public. Werro is the junior world vice-champion and has already successfully negotiated her way to the elite. Hoffmann came close to the European podium last year in Munich.
High Jump in the City Centre
For the first time, the City Event will be a "Diamond League" event. It will be the women's high jump organised at the Place Centrale, in the city centre, on Thursday 29 June, the evening before the meeting.
This event will bring together three giants of the discipline: the Ukrainian Yaroslava Mahuchikh, indoor world champion and outdoor world vice-champion (personal record at 2m06), the Australian Nicola Olyslagers (née McDermott), Olympic vice-champion, and the charismatic Belgian Nafissatou Thiam. The latter is double Olympic champion and double world champion in the heptathlon and can match the best specialists in height, her personal best is 2m02.