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Adam Gemili in action at Bedford International Games

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British sprinter Adam Gemili will return to action at the Bedford International Games this weekend.

Gemili, who became only the second Brit to break the 20-second barrier in the 200m last year, has not run recently as he has been studying for his exams.

It means the 20-year-old is yet to run the qualifying standard in either the 200m or the 100m for the Commonwealth Games later this year and will be aiming to do that in his races.

He will be up against the likes of Harry Aikines-Aryeetey and Danny Talbot over the shorter distance this weekend, with lots of other athletes hoping to book their place on the Commonwealth team. Mark Lewis-Francis also goes in that race.

In the 200m, Talbot will again race, this time he will be up against Chris Clarke, though. Clarke made a breakthrough in the event last year, running a PB of 20.22s to win the race.

In the women's sprint events, experienced runner Montell Douglas will go head-to-head with junior Dina Asher-Smith, firstly over 100m, then the 200m.

Nathan Douglas, silver medallist from the European Championships in Gothenburg eight years ago, continues his comeback in the triple jump. The 31-year-old has struggled with injuries the last few seasons, but will be hoping to win here against a relatively inexperienced field.

June 1 is the last day for qualifiers for the Commonwealth's for English and Welsh athletes.

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