The Birmingham Diamond League is one of my favorites meets of the season. This is the first time I have missed a meetin BMX in a decade. Oh, just the curry alone gives me a moment to cry! The Alexander Stadium is a great facility to watch the best athletes in the world, and then, spend some time with your friends, what better way to spend a weekend in August?
This is the full presser from earlier today at the Birmingham Diamond League. There are always some gems from these!
Here’s the schedule for the Presser:
Dina Asher-Smith (GBR); Reigning double European champion; Olympic and world 4x100m medallist; current world leader in both the 100m and 200m
Noah Lyles (USA); 2017 Diamond League champion, 200m; current world leader in the 100m and 200m; USA national champion (100m), 2018
Zharnel Hughes (GBR): European champion, 100m and 4x100m; Second fastest man in the world over 100m in 2018 (9.91)
Katarina Johnson-Thompson (GBR) – World Indoor and Commonwealth champion (pentathlon & Heptathlon respectively);
European silver medallist, heptathlon
Sandi Morris (USA) – World indoor pole vault champion;
world and Olympic silver medallist Laura Muir (GBR) – European 1500m champion (outdoors), double European indoor champion (1500m & 3000m), double world indoor medallist (silver, 1500m; bronze, 3000m)