This piece 3 is about the Brits in Doha and just how they did! Thanks, Stuart Weir! Five Brits, and strong performances by all in the second meeting of the season.
Holly was third in the pole vault with 4.74 and a 100% record to that point. It was a more than solid first outdoor competition, following 4 indoor comps 4.65 to 4.85. She tweeted: “Great to get the 2021 outdoor season underway with a 4.74 clearance but…WOW what an incredible competition from the girls. This year is gonna be good for women’s vault. I can feel it”.
https://twitter.com/i/status/1398371831376195587 Holly vaulting
The 18-year-old who won gold at European Indoors was fifth in 2:00.63 in her first race of this standard. She will learn a lot from it.
He was sixth in the 200m in 20.58, tweeting: “After 9 weeks of no running since Feb I’m super pleased to run an SB tonight in Doha. Tactically a different 200m race than I would usually run but confident that I will get a lot faster as I race more and be ready when it matters. Nice to feel my bounce and rhythm coming back”.
Daniel was third in the 800 in 1:44.60 behind Kenyans, Wycliffe Kinyamal, and Ferguson Rotich. Having lost more than a full year through illness, it will be great to see what he can achieve in a full season.
Jamie Webb was ninth in 1.48.40, a disappointing race considering he was a medallist at the European Indoors and also ran a 1:44.54 indoors this year. I am sure he will come again.