6th February 2018
SIX BRITS SET FOR DUSSELDORF TEST
World champion Adam Gemili is one of six British athletes set to compete in Dusseldorf as the IAAF World Indoor Tour moves across Germany.
Gemili is joined by 2014 world champion Richard Kilty and reigning European champion Asha Philip, who is enjoying her best indoor season to date, in taking to the blocks in the 60m with Andrew Osagie, Tiffany Porter and David King also in action.
Part of the British 4x100m quartet that won world gold in London, Gemili will run for the first time this year in Dusseldorf having finished last season with a personal best of 6.59 seconds after six indoor races.
Kilty is set for his second outing of the year having hit the qualification standard for next month’s World Indoor Championships in Birmingham with a 6.63 in France last month.
The top five from Karlsruhe – Su Bingtian, Everton Clarke, Yunier Perez, Michael Rogers and Kim Collins – are all also listed as starters, making for a competitive 60m field in Germany.
Philip meanwhile has had a positive start to the year with every run inside the standard for Birmingham and three inside 7.20. She clocked her best yet, 7.12, on the way to third at the World Indoor Tour opener in Karlsruhe at the weekend.
Of those to make that women’s 60m final, only Barbara Pierre and Ewa Swoboda are also making the move to Dusseldorf with Philip having beaten both on the way to third.
King arrives with confidence high having joined Andrew Pozzi in hitting the 60m hurdles qualifying standard for the worlds after a 7.66 in France at the weekend – 0.03 off his personal best.
Osagie makes the trip across as he chases the world indoor qualifying standard in the 800m, the 29-year-old was 0.52 shy in finishing fourth in Karlsruhe.
Porter does the same, the three-time world indoor medallist continuing her season in the 60m hurdles with a 8.21, 0.07 shy of the standard for Birmingham.
You can watch the Brits in action via the IAAF’s live stream at 6pm HERE
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