The GLL Sport Foundation are proud to support nearly 50 athletes that competed at the World Champs Team Trials at the weekend. To qualify for the World Championships, athletes that have the qualifying time and are place in the Top 2 automatically qualify. The rest is up to the selectors!
The highlights of the weekend for GLL Sport Foundation supported athletes included Reece Prescod who stormed to victory in the men’s 100m. Finishing like a train, Prescod squeezed past runner-up James Dasaolu (also a GLL Sport Foundation supported athlete) with virtually his last stride, the clock showing 10.09 (0.0m/s), a season’s best and inside the World Championship standard. Dasaolu finished with 10.11 and was pleased to secure his spot on the team for London.
Reece said, “I feel great. To come here and get a medal was always the aim. I am so ecstatic now that I managed to produce in the final with a season’s best. Now I hope I can get even faster. I was confident going into today but I was also nervous because I knew that everyone was running well. In a Championship everyone is nervous especially with these fast guys around. I now want to stay healthy, get stronger and make sure everything is good and ready for London.”
In the women’s 100m, missing out on gold by just four hundredths of a second with an 11.25 run, GSF supported athlete Daryll Neita equalled her silver medal run from 2016 to also secure her place on the British team for the IAAF World Championships. Returning after an injury disrupted few years since her European 100m bronze in 2014, Ashleigh Nelson (GSF supported athlete) finished well in third with an 11.28 time.
In the men’s shot put, Scott Lincoln (York based GSF supported athlete) prevailed once again, a 17.82m effort in both the fifth and sixth rounds putting on the top step of the podium. He was closely followed by Youcef Zatat in third place (London based GSF supported athlete).
Jacob Paul, who has been supported by the GLL Sport Foundation for a number of years ran the race of his life and finished with a silver medal in the 400m hurdles, just behind British number one Jack Green.
Much like the men’s race, it was test of speed in the women’s 800m as the main contenders were happy to leave it down to the final 200m. Holding the inside line and leading from the front, Shelayna Oskan-Clarke stayed strong down the home-straight to defend her title in 2.01.54, with Adelle Tracey pipping Lynsey Sharp on the line for silver. We’re very proud to support the gold and silver medallists in this race!
Dan Bramble, GLL Sport Foundation ambassador leapt to 8.02m (-0.7) on two occasions in the men’s long jump to take the title, the latter with a legal wind reading, which is his longest this year. Another GSF gold included Jade Lally, who booked her London 2017 place as she delivered the victory that so many expected in the women’s discus, a fifth round 58.14m her best and over five metres clear of her rivals.
We’re very proud of all our athletes that competed at the weekend – a fantastic achievement to be invited to these championships. We wish those athletes selected for the World Championships the best of luck and look forward to watching you on the big screen!
Below is a list of all GLL Sport Foundation athletes who made the finals of their events – immense achievement!
- Aled Davies (Discus) 8th Place
- Chioma Matthews (Triple Jump) 5th Place
- Montana Jackson (Triple Jump) 7th Place
- Zara Asante (Triple Jump) 9th Place
- George Davies (Javelin) 9th Place
- Gavin Johnson-Assoon (Javelin) 10th Place
- Scott Lincoln (Shot Put) 1st Place
- Youcef Zatat (Shot Put) 3rd Place
- Nathan Fox (Triple Jump) 2nd Place
- Nonso Okolo (Triple Jump) 3rd Place
- Johnathan Ilori (Triple Jump) 5th Place
- Daniel Lewis (Triple Jump) 9th Place
- Amy Herrington (Hammer) 10th Place
- Adam Kirk-Smith (3000m Steeplechase) 6th Place
- Daryll Neita (100m) 2nd Place
- Ashleigh Nelson (100m) 3rd Place
- Bianca Williams (100m) 4th Place
- Dina Asher-Smith (100m) 6th Place
- Reece Prescod (100m) 1st Place
- James Dasaolu (100m) 2nd Place
- Reuben Arthur (100m) 6th Place
- Jade Lally (Discus) 1st Place
- Kathryn Woodcock (Discus) 6th Place
- Amy Holder (Discus) 5th Place
- Sophie Lewis Ward (5000m Walk) 6th Place
- Luc Legon (5000m Walk) 7th Place
- Dan Bramble (Long Jump) 1st Place
- Kerry Murch (Javelin) 7th Place
- Jacob Paul (400m Hurdles) 2nd Place
- Lauren Thompson (400m Hurdles) 7th Place
- Mike Edwards (High Jump) 3rd Place
- Sarah Omoregie (Shot Put) 6th Place
- Melissa Courtney (1500m) 5th Place
- Cheriece Hylton (400m) 4th Place
- Perri Shakes Drayton (400m) 6th Place
- Margaret Adeoye (400m) 8th Place
- Dwayne Cowan (400m) 4th Place
- Theo Campbell (400m) 7th Place
- Shelayna Oskan-Clarke (800m) 1st Place
- Adelle Tracey (800m) 1st Place
- Khai Riley-La Borde (110m Hurdles) 2nd Place
- Bianca Williams (200m) 2nd Place