Adam Gemili says that missing out on qualifying for the 100 metre event at the upcoming World Championships may help his career in the long term. 

Gemili is considered one of Great Britain's best prospects - after he won gold at the World Junior Championships last year - and has shown excellent form for a 19-year-old, but he missed out on selection for the World Championships. 

The trio of James Dasalou, Dwain Chambers and Harry Aikines-Aryeetey were picked by Great Britain - forcing Gemili to run in the 200 metre event. 

"I want to develop my 200m so I can be a bit more more versatile as I grow older and not just be limited to the 100m," he told BBC London 94.9.

Gemili's best time in the 100 metres this season is 10.18 - meaning he missed narrowly out on the 'A' qualifying standards for the championships of 10.15 seconds. 

The World Championships in Moscow start on August 10. 

 

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