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Blackheath and Bromley Harrier Adam Gemili likely to miss out on 100m World Championships spot

PUBLISHED: 16:26 15 July 2013 | UPDATED: 16:26 15 July 2013

Adam Gemili. Pic by Mike Egerton

Adam Gemili. Pic by Mike Egerton

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Blackheath and Bromley Harrier Adam Gemili looks set to miss out on a 100m place at the World Championships in Moscow next month, despite claiming the European Under 23 gold last week.

The 19-year-old sprinter clocked a winning time of 10.20 seconds in Finland, which is outside the ‘A’ qualifying standard to ensure a place with Team GB in Russia.

However, Gemili leads the rankings for the 200m after becoming the fastest Brit over that distance for the past five years at the England Under 20 and Under 23 Championships in Bedford last month.

His performances over the longer distance should see him, alongside fellow Olympian James Ellington, included in the British squad to travel to Moscow.

Should Gemili get the nod, he will link up with the likes of Mo Farah and Dwain Chambers who have already confirmed their World Championship places.


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