For the start list contains in ranking order:
Miltiadis Tentoglou from Greece. Ranked number one with a personal best of 8.60 from 2021 - when he won Olympic gold in Tokyo. He won European Championships gold in 2018 and 2022 and came second in last year's World Championships. Also add gold from the World indoor Championships 2022 and three golds from the European Indoor Championships in 2019, 2021 and 2023 respectively and you understand that we are talking about one of the best - if not the best.
Marquis Dendy from the USA is ranked third. Has a personal record of 8.42 and came sixth in last year's World Championships. Has a World indoor title from 2016 and third places from 2018 and 2022.
Simon Ehammer from Switzerland is number four on the ranking. Combines long jump with multi events, where he was second in last year's European Championships and World Indoor Championships. But has an impressive 8.45 in long jump from last year and a bronze medal from last year's World Championships in this event.
Thobias Montler from Sweden is number five with a personal record of 8.27, and a European Championship silver medal from last year and silver medals from the World Indoor Championships in 2022 and the European Indoor Championships in 2019, 2021 and 2023.
The last among the top six in the world rankings in this year's Oslo Bislett Games is the Indian . Sreeshankar, with a personal best of 8.36 and seventh places from the World Championships in 2022 - both indoors and outdoors.
The Norwegian audience can also look forward to a duel between the troika Ingar Bratseth-Kiplesund, who holds the Norwegian record with 8.10 and who started this year's season in South Africa with 7.97, Henrik Flåtnes (7.95) and Sander Aae Skotheim (7.74). Who will be the best Norwegian jumper, and can anyone of them challenge the top ranked jumpers?