Wide Open 200m At Worlds; Rio Just One Year Away; JTG 5-A-Day
200m Wide-Open Without Felix Or Fraser-Pryce
The women’s 200m in Beijing will be without two previous champions in Allyson Felix and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Price which leaves the event wide-open. “With neither Felix or SAFP running the 200, several women with no experience in Olympic or World Championship 200m competition could potentially win gold in Beijing”.
More on Flotrack here.
Gemili Will Find Foreign Olympics Weird
Adam Gemili has said he will find it strange competing in Rio next year because he found the home support in London so amazing. “I’ll have to adjust to the culture there, and I’m sure the support will be amazing but nothing will beat a home Olympics”.
Read more from Gemili here.
One Year To Go – Brazil Is Bang On Schedule
“Brazil’s economy is heading for recession, the president is threatened with impeachment and a huge corruption scandal has engulfed the nation but Rio is riding a wave of confidence in its preparations to host the Olympics next year”.
More from Reuters here.
Diamond League Update
With two meets to go in the IAAF Diamond League calendar we take a look back at the season so far and who is leading the charge in the diamond race.
“In London and Stockholm, the last few points were gathered before September’s IAAF Diamond League finals, and the scene is set for an exhilarating climax to the 2015 season. Events in the past week have provided proof that, in the Diamond Race, anything can happen.”
Read more here.
National Champs To Showcase Stars
The Irish National Championships this weekend will be the perfect opportunity for fans to catch a glimpse of the best athlete’s the country has to offer before the head off to the world championships on Beijing.
Check out the main match-ups here.