British Championships Round Up

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The British Championships came to a conclusion on Sunday in Birmingham with some great performances from a number of athlete’s. With the World Championships 47 days away, many were hoping to achieve the qualifying mark in order to be selected to go to Beijing in August. Some impressive times and distances were recorded throughout the weekend despite the adverse weather conditions at times.
Margaret Adeoye had yet another great day with an individual title in the 200m. She won in a time of 23.51 is just off her PB of 22.88 seconds. Additionally, Nathan Douglas placed second in the triple jump with 16.94, narrowly missing the winning distance of 16.95 claimed by Julian Reid. However, this performance was a qualifying mark by IAAF World Championship standards and means he needs to jump the standard once more in order to obtain automatic selection. Nigel Levine ran in the 400m placing 3rd in a time of 45.88s. Rabah Yousif won with a time of 45.01 seconds. Dannish Walker-Khan also ran 10.76 in the 100m semi’s but just missed out on a place in the final.
Other notable performances from the weekend included a new British Championships record in the women’s 100m by Dina Asher-Smith. She won with a time of 11.08 seconds. In the men’s 100m, Chijindu Ujah ran 10.1 and claimed the title with a narrow victory over James Dasaolu. Tiffany Porter and newcomer Cindy Ofili, who dominated the competition in women’s 100m hurdles, ran 12.83 and 12.96, respectively. Gold medal winner in the 2012 heptathlon, Jessica Ennis-Hill, was third in this event with a season best time of 13.10 seconds.

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