Last weekend’s British championships, held in Birmingham gave a great platform for athletes to confirm their places for the world championships.
The 100 metres saw perhaps the biggest surprise with a superb 9.91 clocking from James Dasoulu in the semi-final, now the second fastest Brit of all time.
The final saw Dwain Chambers win in impressive fashion and Harry Akines-Ayreetey come back to form he hasn’t shown since 2008 with a brilliant personal best of 10.08 to clinch the final place on the plane for Moscow.
At just 18-years-old, 800m runner Jessica Judd has been running on some kind of high as of late from winning the European team championships to breaking the 2 minute barrier.
On this occasion she was easily beaten by Marilyn Okoro but it was enough to see them both ease into the team.
The Women’s 400m hurdles possibly saw the best race of the day with Peri Shakes-Drayton confirming her early season form and her place in the team alongside Elidh child.
Adam Gemili controversially chose the European under 23’s over the British trials and he didn’t disappoint with gold in the 100m race.
His time was not quite quick enough for the world championship A standard but it did convince the selectors to include him in the 200m team.
The European under 23’s saw the emergence of yet another British 400m hurdler with Sebastian Rodgers clinching a place in the team for Moscow behind Dai Green and Rhys Williams.
With the World Championships less than four weeks away, performance director Neil Black and the selectors must be very happy with the the team they have put together to achieve plenty of medals come Moscow.
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