Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Getting excited about the London Anniversary Games - Jess Ennis added to the line-up!

The London Anniversary Games will be the last chance for many athletes to finish their preparations for the Rio Olympics.  The Olympic stadium in Stratford will be the ideal place to perform in front of a large crowd.

It all happens at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on 22nd-23rd July 2016 and the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt will set the stadium alight on the Friday night.

Usain Bolt, press conference, XX Commonwealth Games, Glasgow, July 2014

Just announced is that Jessica Ennis-Hill will compete in the 100m hurdles on the Friday night and the long jump on the Saturday.
Jessica Ennis-Hill, Great City Games, Manchester, 2015

Having done so well at the venue on 'Super Saturday' in 2012, she says she is "...banking on a good crowd to lift me to a good time".

The event will play host to the prestigious IAAF Diamond League meet on both days.  The IPC Grand Prix Finals with stars such as Jonnie Peacock and Hannah Cockroft will also be incorporated into Saturday’s programme.

Photos will appear here and at www.peverilphoto.com  after the event.

See more details at: http://www.britishathletics.org.uk/british-athletics-series/london-anniversary-games/