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Katarina Johnson-Thompson finishes eighth with a leap of 6.10m; the world heptathlon champion continues her quick preparation for the Tokyo Olympics; Olympic heptathlon begins on Aug 4

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Nice Britain’s Katarina Johnson-Thompson completed eighth within the Lengthy Soar on the British Grand Prix in Gateshead.

World heptathlon champion Katarina Johnson-Thompson continued her preparations for the Tokyo Olympics by ending eighth within the lengthy soar on the Muller British Grand Prix in Gateshead.

The 28-year-old, who ruptured the Achilles tendon in her leaping leg in December, recorded a greatest soar of 6.10m, however with the Video games quick approaching she emerged with a useful style of aggressive motion in one among her key disciplines as she makes an attempt to make up for misplaced time.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson after she claimed gold in the heptathlon World Athletics Championships 2019 in Doha, Qatar

Katarina Johnson-Thompson after she claimed gold within the heptathlon World Athletics Championships 2019 in Doha, Qatar

Johnson-Thompson’s fifth-round effort, which was two centimetres additional than she managed within the third however greater than 80cm wanting her private greatest, proved to be her longest on an evening when her presence and health, relatively than the numbers, have been the primary focus.

On the observe, American Trayvon Bromell, the quickest man on this planet this yr, bounced again from a fifth-place end in Monaco final weekend to win a high-class 100m in 9.98 secs.

Bromell, who clocked 9.80 within the US trials and 9.77 final month, eased house with one thing to spare forward of British duo CJ Ujah (10.10) and Zharnel Hughes (10.13), with Adam Gemili eighth.

USA sprinter Trayvon Bromell wins the Men's 100m ahead of Great Britain's Chijindu Ujah in second during the Muller British Grand Prix meeting  in Gateshead.

USA sprinter Trayvon Bromell wins the Males’s 100m forward of Nice Britain’s Chijindu Ujah in second through the Muller British Grand Prix assembly in Gateshead.

Holland’s Femke Bol was one other who laid down a marker for the Olympics as she left American rival Shamier Little greater than a second behind her within the girls’s 400m hurdles.

Nice Britain pole vaulter Holly Bradshaw needed to accept second place after a battle with America’s Sandi Morris.

Bradshaw, who wanted three makes an attempt to clear 4.61m, went over 4.71m on the second time of asking, however after Morris had scaled 4.76, handed and pushed the bar as much as 4.81, at which peak neither was profitable.

Elliot Giles warmed up for the Olympic 800m with victory within the Emsley Carr Mile after holding off – if solely simply – a concerted late problem from Jake Heyward, who will run the 1500m on the Video games.

The pair kicked previous Jake Wightman on the highest bend, with Giles main the cost for the road and dragging fellow Briton Archie Davis with them, and he simply managed to hold on to clock 3.52.49, one hundredth of a second forward of the closing Heyward.

Within the Millicent Fawcett mile, there was a creditable second place for Briton Katie Snowden in 4.28.04, but it surely was American Kate Grace who took the tape in 4.27.20.

Tokyo-bound Niclas Baker edger a decent males’s 400m race, surging previous Joseph Brier on the house straight to win in a time of 46.24, with fellow Olympic 4x400m squad member Lee Thompson in third.

Martyn Rooney made a farewell appearance at Gateshead.

Martyn Rooney made a farewell look at Gateshead.

The occasion represented a swansong for twice European champion Martyn Rooney, with the 34-year-old, who completed seventh, receiving a heat send-off from the Gateshead crowd having introduced upfront that it will be his remaining race.

Andrew Pozzi will head for Tokyo having completed third behind Jamaican pair Ronald Levy and former Olympic and World champion Omar McLeod, who had missed out on choice – a lot to his annoyance – this time round, within the 110m hurdles.

Mohamed Katir introduced down the curtain in fashion when he set new Spanish and assembly information within the remaining occasion, the lads’s 3,000m, out-sprinting Australia’s Stewart McSweyn within the house straight to return house in 7.27.64.



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