Müller Grand Prix Gateshead

Gateshead International Stadium - Gateshead

Sunday 23rd May 2021

17:50 - 21:00

Event Highlights

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.