27th December 2017

SPRINT STAR SOPHIE KAMLISH TO COMPETE AT GLASGOW’S MÜLLER INDOOR GRAND PRIX

  • World champion Sophie Kamlish to compete over 60m in Glasgow
  • World’s best indoor grand prix will be T44 world record holder’s first major outing since winning gold at London 2017
  • Meeting in Scotland will feature both T37/38 and T43/44 60m races
  • Tickets available at britishathletics.org.uk/events-and-tickets/muller-indoor-grand-prix-glasgow-2018/

British sprint star Sophie Kamlish (coach: Rob Ellchuk, club: Bristol & West) will compete for the first time since winning world T44 100m gold when the Müller Indoor Grand Prix Glasgow heads to the Emirates Arena on Sunday 25 February 2018.

Ranked as the number one indoor athletics meeting in the world, the Müller Indoor Grand Prix returns to Scotland having been held in Glasgow for the first time in 2016 as the city alternates hosting with Birmingham up to 2020.

Coming off the best year to date following another world record break and a first global title at the World Para Athletics Championships in London, Kamlish will join a host of British stars in competing in Scotland for the very first time when she races over 60m on February 25.

Speaking on competing in Glasgow on Feb 25, Kamlish said:

“It’s hugely exciting to be a part of the Müller Indoor Grand Prix Glasgow – racing indoors brings a different dynamic with the crowd so close, and I can’t wait to get out there and compete come February 25.

On her expectation of the event and the race itself, the 21-year-old added:

“The likes of Sammi (Kinghorn) and Maria (Lyle) talk so passionately about Scotland and the athletics fans up there, so to be able to compete at the Müller Indoor Grand Prix Glasgow is a great opportunity. Hopefully I can put in a great performance for the crowd at the Emirates Arena.

“I know the field I’ll be up against will be a tough one – domestically Laura Sugar is always a threat and I’ll expect nothing less if she is there, while there are some seriously quick girls from across the world, so it’s sure to be both a fast and entertaining race.

British Athletics’ Major Event Director, Cherry Alexander said:

“To be able to showcase para athletics stars within our events is hugely important – stretching back to 2012 we know that interest levels from the public are through the roof, and I’m sure the two para races taking place in Glasgow will contribute to a continuous growth in interest too.

“Sophie was one of several stars on the British team at last summer’s World Para Athletics Championships in London. In London she used the home crowd to her advantage, and I imagine we may well see something special when she takes to the start line on February 25.”

The Müller Grand Prix Glasgow is the final of the prestigious IAAF World Indoor Tour, with wildcards for the IAAF World Indoor Championships available to athletes who have not already qualified to compete for their nation.

Tickets for the Müller Indoor Grand Prix Glasgow are available at www.britishathletics.org.uk/events-and-tickets/muller-indoor-grand-prix-glasgow-2018/

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