27th June 2019
GB WOMEN'S SPRINT RELAY TEAMS TO TAKE ON THE WORLD AT MÜLLER ANNIVERSARY GAMES
- GB women’s 4x100m relay teams appeal for strong home support as they prepare to test themselves against top overseas quartets in the London Stadium on 20–21 July
- Tickets available via https://www.theticketfactory.com/british-athletics/online/
Britain’s women’s 4x100m relay athletes are calling for the fans to come out and support them this summer, as they line up against some of the world’s best quartets at the Müller Anniversary Games, in the London Stadium on 20–21 July.
Two Great Britain & Northern Ireland 4x100m quartets will line up against Germany, China, Denmark, Australia, Poland and Brazil for an exciting showdown, which is sure to set the stadium alight.
There will be strong competition again this year to secure selection for the British sprint team, who will be hoping to continue the form which saw Asha Philip (coach: Steve Fudge; club: Newham & Essex Beagles), Imani Lansiquot (Steve Fudge; Sutton & District), Bianca Williams (Lloyd Cowan; Enfield & Harringey) and Dina Asher-Smith (John Blackie; Blackheath and Bromley) race to victory at the European Championships in Berlin last year.
A string of great performances from quartets in recent years, which include a 4x100m silver medal at the IAAF World Championships in London in 2017 and Olympic bronze in Rio the year before, have established this latest generation of British female sprinters as a team to beat on the global stage.
Imani Lansiquot was part of the gold medal winning team at the European Championships in 2018 and will be looking to make the team for the Müller Anniversary Games.
London-born Lansiquot said:
“The Müller Anniversary Games is a fantastic opportunity for the GB women’s 4x100m team to race against some of the world’s top teams, which doesn’t happen that often, so I’ll be doing my best to get selected for the team.
“Relays are brilliant for getting the crowd going and everyone loves to cheer on their country’s team, so it would be brilliant if the fans could come and support the GB sprinters in the London Stadium.
“We saw in 2017 how the amazing home support lifted our athletes’ performances and the kids in stands were the noisiest and most supportive of all, so hopefully we’ll see some of those fans again at the Muller Anniversary Games in three weeks’ time.”
The Müller Anniversary Games takes place just ten weeks before the IAAF World Championships in Doha.
The two-day Diamond League event has seen history made on numerous occasions in recent years, with some memorable performances from British names such as Sir Mo Farah, Laura Muir and Dina Asher-Smith, while para athletics stars Kare Adenegan and Sophie Hahn both broke world records at the 2018 edition of the event.
Tickets for the Müller Anniversary Games are on sale at www.theticketfactory.com/british-athletics