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Birmingham Grand Prix

Sainsbury's birmingham Grand prix

     
Sainsbury's Birmingham Grand Prix | Birmingham Alexander Stadium  | Sunday 7 June 2015

It was a day to remember at the Sainsbury's Birmingham Grand Prix as the sun shone on a fantastic day of world class athletics at the Alexander Stadium.

British sprint star Adam Gemili became the 100th man in history to break the magical 10 second barrier for 100m as the European 200m champion ran 9.97 to finish second in a high quality Diamond League race.

American Jeneba Tarmoh upsetting the favourites to take 200m victory in a swift 22.29, the same time as runner-up Allyson Felix. In third place was 19 year old Dina Asher-Smith, who fresh from breaking the British 100m record ran 22.30, the second fastest time ever by a Briton. 

The action was equally good in the field, as the men's long jumpers put on a show for the packed crowd in the home straight. Leading the way was Greg Rutherford, the Olympic, European and Commonwealth champion soaring out to 8.35m in the second round to win a high quality competition.

The world class action continued in the women's 100m hurdles with Tiffany Porter in the mix all the way. In the end though she was denied victory by American duo Dawn Harper-Nelson and Brianna Rollins who clocked season's bests of 12.58 and 12.63 respectively.

Olympic triple jump champion Christian Taylor really got the crowd going as he put together an unbelievable series of jumps, with no fewer than five beyond 17 metres and 10cm. In the end his third round 17.40m was his best, giving him a comfortable victory.

The men's javelin was one of the day's most exciting events. Just when it looked as if Vitezslav Vesely had backed up victory in Rome with another victory here in Birmingham Julius Yego's set a javelin personal best, African record, world lead and Diamond League record of 91.39m to take the spoils. There were further records as Trinidad & Tobago's Kershawn Walcott set a national record of 86.43 in third, behind Vesely's 88.18m.

For full results click here.

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