Muller Anniversary Games

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Last weekend brought a host of world class athletes back to the London Olympic Stadium to compete in the Muller Anniversary Games 2016. The games were the last competition for most of the athletes competing before the Rio 2016 Olympics this summer. The competition was exciting, with records being smashed weeks before the Olympics is due to start, showing who is ready for the biggest world class athletics competition coming this summer.

British stars such as Libby Clegg broke records at a truly incredible event. Libby, who only recently changed classification, raced in the 200m T11 for the first time in a world record breaking run. Libby said after her race “The category change has been quite daunting because it means my sight has got worse and also running with a blindfold is different, especially with a new guide, so it’s a lot of change all at once. But we have taken it in our stride and we are looking forward to the future. I want to be on that podium in Rio and in the T11 category my main rivals are Brazilian so that makes it interesting and exciting.”

Following on from an exciting Friday, British Athletes had a flying start to the second day of competition by dominating the men’s 4×100-metre relay. The two Great British team’s “A” and “B” took the top two spots, finishing within a tenth of a second of one another.

The American star Kendra Harrison had a heart-breaking performance, breaking a world record by 0.01, yet still failing to make the USA National Olympic Team. After coming sixth in Olympic trials Harrison had a lot to prove in the final competition before Rio, and went out to prove something. Usain Bolt also had to prove his injury set back wasn’t going to get in the way of his Gold medal dreams, winning the men’s 200m in 19:84s, not a seasons best, but enough on the day.

With some fantastic results for British Athletes, Great Britain look in good shape for the upcoming summer games, good luck to all athletes competing and bring on Rio 2016!

 


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