Birmingham Diamond League 2017

Athletics

ByTheMinAthlete

Bosworth wins. Not sure what we learned there but they seemed to enjoy it.

Jarrion Lawson has extended his lead with a 8.19m jump in the 3rd round of the Long Jump. Holly Bradshaw is currently sharing the lead in the pole vault with Sandi Morris of the US. Both clear at 4.51m with one foul each.

The diamond league action is about to get underway on track with the women's 100m heats. A stacked field today. The first heat sees Elaine Thompson looking to get back on form after a disappointing 5th in London. Dina Asher-Smith next to her in lane 3 and another Brit, Bianca Williams in lane 8. Sally Pearson (AUS) has switched to the flat for this after her gold in the hurdles last week.

3 to qualify from each heat and two fastest losers.

Elaine Thompson gets into her stride and takes a straightforward win in 10.97. Dina Asher-Smith in second with a seasons best of 11.13. Nigeria's Blessing Okagbare takes 3rd.

Jeff Henderson is having another mare in the long jump. Had a terrible time of it in London and has just withdrawn from the long jump after a second foul. Looks like a hamstring problem.

Nice first time clearance of 4.61m for Holly Bradshaw. Stefanidi is about to enter at this height. Sandi Morris fails at her first try on this height so Bradshaw has the lead for now.

2nd women's 100m heat sees Shaunee Miller-Uibo make a rare appearance at this distance. Olympic champion Dafne Schippers also running here as well as Marie Ta Lou.

Ta Lou takes it, Schippers is run out of the automatics. Couple of Britons running including Desiree Henry and Asha Philip but looks like Dina Asher-Smith will be the sole Brit representative in the final.

Schippers and Miller-Uibo take the two fastest loser spots. 10.94 the winning time in that one.