Elite Jamaican sprinters, a swimming sensation returns and a chance to make cricket history as the Games begins this week
The world championships has only recently finished in the US, yet a hectic summer continues for some of the top athletes in the world. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Elaine Thompson-Herah and Shericka Jackson – the three faces of sprinting so far this year – are all expected to compete in Birmingham. Dina Asher-Smith, a 200m bronze medallist and a member of the 4x100m relay gold medal-winning team in 2018, will naturally be the focal point if she is fully fit after pulling up during the 4x100m in Oregon. While Katarina Johnson-Thompson will look to inch back to top form, athletes such as Jake Wightman, Keely Hodgkinson and Laura Muir will be aiming to consolidate their successes.
Written by Tumaini Carayol in Birmingham
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