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Blackheath and Bromley club enjoys successful weekend at Bauhaus Junior Gala in Mannheim

PUBLISHED: 11:19 08 July 2014 | UPDATED: 11:26 08 July 2014

Great Britain's Adam Gemili at the 2013 IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia.

Great Britain's Adam Gemili at the 2013 IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia.

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Adam Gemili booked his place in the 200 metres for the European Championships when he timed 20.20 for the distance at the Mannheim International meeting in Germany on Sunday.

His performance was the second fastest time by a European this year and no Briton, other than Gemili, has run faster in the event since Marlon Devonish timed 20.19 in 2002.

This completed a most satisfactory weekend for the Blackheath & Bromley athlete as the previous day he had set a new club record in the 100 metres when he timed 10.04.

Dina Asher Smith was not only in club record form, she broke the National Under 20s record for the 100 metres with a time of 11.14 in her heat of the 100 metres.

Asher Smith ran 11.03 in her final, which is actually inside clubmate Montell Douglas’ British senior record but with a following wind of +2.2 metre per second her time could not be counted.

The Hylton sisters were also part of the Great Britain party in Mannheim and acquitted themselves very well.

Shannon Hylton timed 23.33 in the 200 metres which was again inside the qualifying time for the World Championships, albeit wind assisted. She has already been under the qualifying standard seven times this year.

Sister Cheriece ran a new personal best of 53.54 in the 400 metres less than three tenths of a second off a qualifying time.


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