Laura Muir wins in Padova – weekly round-up

A look at some recent results, including 1500m victory for Muir and a 200m season opener of 23.15 by Dina Asher-Smith in Italy

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A look at some recent results, including 1500m victory for Muir and a 200m season opener of 23.15 by Dina Asher-Smith in Italy

With the World Para Athletics Championships, a Diamond League meeting in Rabat, World U18 Championships and European U23 Championships, it was a very busy weekend.

Here we look at some of the other highlights.

Stabhochsprung Meeting, Rottach-Egern, Germany, July 14

Holly Bradshaw improved her own British outdoor pole vault record to 4.81m. You can read more on her performance here.

Padova, July 16

Laura Muir returned to winning ways as she led home a very big women’s 1500m field in 4:05.01. Hannah England was 13th in a season’s best 4:09.52.

Dina Asher-Smith had her most encouraging result since her return from injury as she was third in the 200m in 23.15 into a 1.0mps headwind. She was the sole non-American in a race won by all-time great Allyson Felix in 22.80.

Dan Bramble was second in the long jump with 8.01m.

British Athletics League BIG Saturday, Bedford, July 15

The third round of fixtures saw all five divisions come together in one extremely busy meeting that ultimately over-ran by nearly two hours.

Birchfield dominated the Premiership fixture winning eight A string events.

Joel Fearon won the 100m in 10.28 and also won an open 100m in 10.26 ahead of Richard Kilty, while Leon Reid won the 200m in 20.85.

Newham’s Rabah Yousif won the 400m in 46.19.

Sale won the Division One match but it is Cardiff who lead overall and are set for promotion.

See this week’s AW magazine for Martin Duff’s report and Gary Mitchell’s photographs.

Schools International, Dublin, July 15

England dominated the event.

Their men’s track winners included Daniel Afolabi at 100m in 11.00, Ethan Brown at 400m in 48.01 and 800m record-setter Max Burgin won his event in 1:52.4.

Wales’ Owain Lloyd-Hughes narrowly won the 200m in 22.38 while Ireland’s Darragh McElhinney won the 1500m.

England were even more dominant in the field as Dominic Ogbechie won the long jump with a 7.33m leap and Frankie Johnson took the pole vault with a 4.61m pole vault. George Hyde’s 16.14m won the shot and Tom Hewson’s 68.16m won the javelin.

For the women, there were further English successes. Emily Williams won the 800m in 2:07.85 while Ella McNiven won the 3000m by over 20 seconds in 9:36.87. Marcia Sey won the 80m hurdles in 11.33.

Patience Jumbo-Gula won the 100m for Ireland in 12.21 and also spearheaded their winning 4x100m team.

England won seven of the eight women’s field events and Oreoluwa Adamson won the long jump with a 6.00m leap and Tara Simpson-Sullivan dominated the hammer with a 61.06m throw.

Heather Cubbage won discus with a 44.61m PB. Ireland’s Kate O’Connor won the javelin.

French Championships, Marseilles, July 14-16

Heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson achieved a 23.43 win in the 200m and leapt 1.93m in the high jump. Her shot though was a disappointing 12.10m.

Madrid, July 14

Martyn Rooney ran a season’s best 45.65 in finishing sixth in the 400m, while Anyika Onoura ran 51.81 in the women’s race, which placed her fourth.

Tom Burton was second in his 400m hurdles race in 49.95 while Nick Miller was fourth in the hammer with a throw of 75.59m.

Internationally the highlight was Isaac Makwala producing a sensational 200m and 400m double of 19.77 and 43.92. The 200m time was a world lead.

Luton 10km, July 16

Fifteen-year-old Jed Noblett won in a time of 38:21.

Tara Kinder Memorial 10K, Elvaston Castle, July 14

W40 Lisa Palmer-Blount won the women’s race in 36:19. Chris Millett was first man in 34:02.

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