Saturday, 25 June 2016

Action from Day 2 of the British Athletics Championships

Sprinter James Dasaolu ran 9.93 seconds in a wind-assisted men's 100m final to win the battle of the British sprint kings and book a seat on the plane to his second Olympic Games.  The 2014 European 100m champion held off the fast-finishing James Ellington (9.96) and CJ Ujah (9.97) in a final that thrilled the crowd at the Alexander Stadium, Birmingham.  Ellington was elated to claim seecond place and an automatic Olympic place.  With the men's 200m runners also in good form this season it bodes well for the relays at both distances.

Earlier Asha Philip won her third British 100m title with Dina Asher-Smith saving herself for the 200m, and Tiffany Porter beat her younger sister Cindy Ofili in the women's 100m hurdles final.

More Olympic places for Andy Butchart and Tom Farrell in the men's 5,000m.   Sophie Hitchon confirmed her place in the hammer, and Holly Bradshaw did the same in the pole vault with a season's best clearance of 4.60m.

Some photos of the action from Day 2 of the 2016 British Athletics Championships sponsored by Muller.
 Dwain Chambers (Belgrave Harriers) running 10.31 in heat 3 of the men's 100m
 Rachel Hunter (Shaftesbury Barnet) who threw 61.37 in the women's hammer
 David Dempsey (City of Sheffield) ran 1:50.51 in men's 1500m heats
 Nicholas Percy (Shaftesbury) winning the men's discus with 60.43m
 Michael Rimmer (Liverpool Harriers) winning heat 2 of the men's 800m in 1:50.77
 Nigel Levine (Windsor, Slough & Eton) and Martyn Rooney (Croydon) in heat 3 of the men's 400m
 Rob Mullett (Lewes) winning the men's 3000m steeplechase in 8:41.67
 Andrew Butchart (Central AC) winning the men's 5000m in 13:44.0
 Tiffany Porter (Woodford Green & Essex) winning the women's 100m hurdles in 12.91
 James Dasoulu (right) winning the men's 100m final ahead of Jamess Ellington (left) and Chijindu Ujah (centre) with times 9.96, 9.97 and 9.93
 James Dasoulu (Croydon) and Asha Philip (Newham Essex Beagles) - winners of the men's and women's 100m
 Rebecca Campsall (City of York) running 11.76 in the women's 100m semi-final
 Karla Drew (City of Sheffield) winning heat 3 of the women's 100m hurdles in 13.39
 Emily Diamond (Bristol & West) winning heat 1 of the women's 400m in 52.87
 Dai Greene (Swansea) second in heat 4 of the men's 400m in 51.16
Eilidh Doyle (Pitreavie AC) winning heat 2 of the women's 400m hurdles in 56.30