Müller Grand Prix Gateshead
Gateshead International Stadium - Gateshead
Sunday 23rd May 2021
17:50 - 21:00
The weather was wet and windy but Britain’s leading women rose to the occasion as Dina Asher-Smith and Laura Muir grabbed the headlines with victories in the 100m and 1500m respectively at the Müller Grand Prix Gateshead.
In front of a home crowd of 2000 at the opening Diamond League meeting of the schedule, the 200m world champion and 100m world silver medallist laid down a marker for the season ahead by clocking 11.35 into a stiff headwind of -3.1 m/s as she saw off American world leader Sha’Carri Richardson (11.44), world bronze medallist Marie-Josée Talou (11.48) and world champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (11.51).
In the women’s 1500m event which brought the opening Diamond League meeting of the season to a close, Muir used her trademark fast finish to land a dominant win in 4:03.73, coming home four seconds ahead of Morocco’s Rababe Arafi.