Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games Round Up

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It was an eventful weekend inside Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park that had many reminiscing of the great memories from the special venue in 2012. At times the weather tried to put a damper on the festivities, but there were many great performances had by many different athletes. The Anniversary Games began Friday night and continued into Saturday, serving as the London leg of the IAAF Diamond League. In all, the Games included a total of 21 Olympic champions and 37 world champions. On Sunday, the Games were concluded with the IPC Athletics Grand Prix Final.

 

Usain Bolt returned to the track where he claimed two individual gold medals just three years ago. After being hampered by injuries earlier in the year, Bolt answered a lot of questions by turning in a 9.87sec 100m time to claim the event. British sprinter, Chijindu Ujah, took fourth but was able to crack 10sec barrier with a time of 9.96 seconds.

 

On Day two, the British women stole the show. Within two minutes of each other, Dina Asher-Smith and Shara Proctor, both broke their own British records. First, Dina ran a 10.99sec 100m time in heat one. Moments after, Proctor broke the long jump record on her final attempt with a 6.98m effort. Another highlight included the British 4×100 team, coached by Christian Malcolm, claiming their event. Margaret Adeoye also participated in the Games this past weekend. In a very competitive field, she managed seventh with a time of 22.99sec.

 

Sunday featured many different returning Paralympic and Commonwealth champions. Libby Clegg won the T12 200m with a time of 25.22sec, her second fastest time ever in the event. This time now puts her second in the world at the moment.

 


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