The Diamond League is an annual series of elite track and field athletic competitions comprising 14 of the best invitational athletics meetings. The series sits in the top tier of the World Athletics one-day meeting competitions.

 

The inaugural season was in 2010. It was designed to replace the IAAF Golden League, which had been held annually since 1998.

 

While the Golden League was formed to increase the profile of the leading European athletics competitions, the Diamond League's aim is to "enhance the worldwide appeal of athletics by going outside Europe for the first time." In addition to the original Golden League members (except Berlin) and other traditional European competitions, the series includes events in China, Qatar, Morocco, and the United States.

How it works

2010-2015: Athletes accumulated points (4-2-1) for the top 3 placings in each event with double points awarded at the finals. This determined their overall ranking for the season.

 

2016: Athletes accumulated points (10-6-4-3-2-1) for the top 6 placings in each event with double points awarded at the finals. This determined their overall ranking for the season.

 

2017- : At each of the series meetings, athletes were awarded 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 or 1 points for placing 1st to 8th respectively. The ranking positions based on the accumulated points determined the invitations to compete in the Diamond League final. Those who have qualified compete in a winner-takes-all competition at the final to be crowned Wanda Diamond League Champion in their chosen discipline. All 32 Diamond League Champions (one man and one woman in each of the 16 disciplines) are crowned over two days of athletics action at the final event. Each champion is awarded a prestigious "Diamond Trophy", US$ 30,000 prize money and a wild card for the World Athletics Championships (certain conditions apply).

The Result

The final rankings from 2010 to 2016 were calculated on points scores as noted above. Since 2017, the event champions are decided by the placings in the final event. The following table shows the Scottish athletes who have finished in the top 8 in the Diamond League since its inception in 2010:

 Position Athlete Year Event
 1st

 Laura Muir

 Laura Muir

 2016

 2018

 1500 metres

 1500 metres

 2nd

 Eilidh Child

 Lynsey Sharp

 Eilidh Doyle (Child)

 2014

 2015

 2016

 400 metres hurdles

 800 metres

 400 metres hurdles

 3rd

 Lynsey Sharp

 Jake Wightman

 Laura Muir

 2014

 2022

 2023

 800 metres

 800 metres

 1500 metres

 4th

 Stephanie Twell

 Lynsey Sharp

 Eilidh Doyle

 Jake Wightman

 Jemma Reekie

 2010

 2016

 2017

 2018

 2021

 1500 metres

 800 metres

 400 metres hurdles

 800 metres

 800 metres

 5th

 Laura Muir

 Eilidh Doyle

 Laura Muir

 2015

 2018

 2022

 1500 metres

 400 metres hurdles

 1500 metres

 6th

 Eilidh Child

 Lynsey Sharp

 Beth Dobbin

 Josh Kerr

 2010

 2019

 2021

 2022

 400 metres hurdles

 800 metres

 200 metres

 1500 metres

 7th

 Jake Wightman

 Jemma Reekie

 2017

 2023

 1500 metres

 800 metres

 8th

 Eilish McColgan

 Andrew Butchart

 Beth Dobbin

 2017

 2021

 2022

 5000 metres

 5000 metres

 200 metres

Event top three

The following top 3 placings have been achieved by Scottish athletes at individual Diamond League meetings (excluding additional events held at meetings):  

Position Athlete Year Venue Event Performance
 1st

 Lynsey Sharp

 Laura Muir

 Eilidh Doyle

 Eilidh Doyle

 Laura Muir

 Laura Muir

 Jake Wightman

 Laura Muir

 Laura Muir

 Laura Muir

 Laura Muir

 Jake Wightman

 Jake Wightman

 Jake Wightman

 Jemma Reekie

 Laura Muir

 Laura Muir

 Josh Kerr

 Laura Muir

 24 Aug 2014

 11 Jun 2015

 6 May 2016

 15 Jul 2016

 22 Jul 2016

 27 Aug 2016

 15 Jun 2017

 20 Jul 2019

 23 May 2021

 9 Jul 2021

 21 May 2022

 5 Jun 2022

 10 Aug 2022

 2 Sep 2022

 23 Jul 2023

 31 Aug 2023

 8 Sep 2023

 25 May 2024

 2 Jun 2024

 Birmingham

 Oslo

 Doha

 Monaco

 London

 Paris

 Oslo

 London

 Gateshead

 Monaco

 Birmingham

 Rabat

 Monaco

 Brussels

 London

 Zurich

 Brussels

 Eugene

 Stockholm

 800m

 1500m

 400mH

 400mH

 1500m

 1500m

 1500m

 1500m

 1500m

 800m

 1500m

 1500m

 1000m

 800m

 800m

 800m

 1500m

 1 Mile

 1500m

 1:59,14 

 4:00.39

 54.53

 54.09

 3:57.49

 3:55.22

 3:34.17

 3:58.25

 4:03.73

 1:56.73

 4:02.81

 3:32.62

 2:13.88

 1:43.65

 1:57.30

 1:57.71

 3:55.34

 3:45.34

 3:57.99

 2nd

 Eilidh Child

 Lynsey Sharp

 Lynsey Sharp

 Lynsey Sharp

 Eilidh Doyle (Child)

 Laura Muir

 Andrew Butchart

 Eilidh Doyle

 Laura Muir

 Laura Muir

 Laura Muir

 Laura Muir

 Laura Muir

 Laura Muir

 Lynsey Sharp

 Jemma Reekie

 Beth Dobbin

 Laura Muir

 Laura Muir

 Laura Muir

 Josh Kerr

 Jemma Reekie

 24 Aug 2014

 5 Sep 2014

 30 Jul 2015

 3 Sep 2015

 5 Jun 2016

 9 Jun 2016

 23 Jul 2016

 25 Aug 2016

 1 Sep 2016

 9 Jul 2017

 26 May 2018

 10 Jun 2018

 5 Jul 2018

 6 Jun 2019

 18 Aug 2019

  9 Jul 2021

 16 Jun 2022

 16 Jun 2022

 2 Sep 2022

 2 Jun 2023

 31 Aug 2023

10 May 2024

 Birmingham

 Brussels

 Stockholm

 Zurich

 Birmingham

 Oslo

 London

 Lausanne

 Zurich

 London

 Eugene

 Stockholm

 Lausanne

 Rome

 Birmingham

 Monaco

 Oslo

 Oslo

 Brussels

 Florence

 Zurich

 Doha

 400mH

 800m

 800m

 800m

 400mH

 1 Mile

 5000m

 400mH

 1500m

 1 Mile

 1500m

 1500m

 1500m

 1500m

 800m

 800m

 200m

 800m

 1500m

 1500m

 1500m

 800m

 54.89

 1:58.94

 2:00.29

 1:59.37

 54.57

 4:19.12

 13:14.85

 54.45

 3:57.85

 4:18.03

 3:59.30

 3:58.53

 3:58.18

 3:56.73

 2:01.09

 1:56.96

 23.01

 1:58.09

 3:56.86

 3:57.09

 3:30.51

 1:58.42

 3rd

 Eilidh Child

 Stephanie Twell

 Eilidh Child

 Eilidh Child

 Eilidh Child

 Eilidh Child

 Lynsey Sharp

 Eilidh Doyle (Child)

 Lynsey Sharp

 Lynsey Sharp

 Eilidh Doyle

 Eilidh Doyle

 Laura Muir

 Jake Wightman

 Eilish McColgan

 Laura Muir

 Andrew Butchart

 Jemma Reekie

 Laura Muir

 Jake Wightman

 Jake Wightman

 Josh Kerr

 Neil Gourley

 Laura Muir

 Jemma Reekie

 14 Aug 2010

 19 Aug 2010

 9 May 2014

 5 Jun 2014

 11 Jun 2014

 5 Sep 2014

 25 Jul 2015

 2 Jun 2016

 2 Jun 2016

 25 Aug 2016

 6 Jul 2017

 16 Jul 2017

 21 Jul 2017

 10 Jun 2018

 18 Aug 2019

 10 Jun 2021

 13 Jul 2021

 3 Sep 2021

 9 Jun 2022

 16 Jun 2022

 8 Sep 2022

 30 Jun 2023

 23 Jul 2023

 16 Sep 2023

 25 May 2024

 London

 Zurich

 Doha

 Rome

 Oslo

 Brussels

 London

 Rome

 Rome

 Lausanne

 Lausanne

 Rabat

 Monaco

 Stockholm

 Birmingham

 Florence

 Gateshead

 Brussels

 Rome

 Oslo

 Zurich

 Lausanne

 London

 Eugene

 Eugene

 400mH

 1500m

 400mH

 400mH

 400mH

 400mH

 800m

 400mH

 800m

 800m

 400mH

 400mH

 3000m

 1000m

 1 Mile

 1500m

 3000m

 800m

 1500m

 1 Mile

 800m

 1500m

 1500m

 1500m

 800m

 55.16

 4:02.54

 55.43

 54.82

 55.33

 54.76

 1:59.57

 54.81

 1:59.03

 1:58.52

 54.36

 54.92

 8:30.64

 2:16.27

 4:24.71

 3:55.59

 7:35.18

 1:58.77

 4:04.93

 3:50.30

 1:44.10

 3:29.64

 3:30.60

 3:55.16

 1:57.45

Points Scorers

The following Scottish athletes have scored points in the Diamond League. The scoring has  changed over the years as noted in 'How it works' at the top of this page. Until 2015, an athlete had to place in the top three to earn points and earned double points in the Diamond League final. In 2016, points were awarded to the top 6. Since 2017, points are awarded to the top 8 with the final determining overall positions but not earning points.

 

Place Athlete Years Points
 1  Laura Muir 2015-2023  188
 2  Eilidh Child/Doyle 2010-2018 72
 3  Jake Wightman 2017-2022 58
 4  Lynsey Sharp 2014-2019 55
 5  Eilish McColgan 2017-2021 44
 6  Jemma Reekie 2019-2023 40
 7  Beth Dobbin 2021-2022 23
 8  Josh Kerr 2022-2023 22
 9  Andrew Butchart 2016-2021 18
10  Neil Gourley 2022-2023 14
11  Stephanie Twell 2010-2016 4
11  Nicole Yeargin 2021 4
13  Guy Learmonth 2017-2018 3
13  Nikki Manson 2021 3
13  Nicholas Percy 2022 3
16  Chris O'Hare 2017 2
17 Zoey Clark 2017 1
17  Kirsty Law 2022 1
Table as at end of 2023 competition

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