November 24 2017 Latest news:

Adam Gemili is set to compete at London 2012

To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.

Britain’s fastest man Adam Gemili has confirmed his intention to compete at the Olympics, after coming second in Saturday’s trials in Birmingham.

The 18-year-old became an overnight sensation when he clocked 10.08 seconds in a 100metres race in Germany earlier this month – surpassing the A standard by a cool 0.10 seconds.

But, ahead of the weekend’s racing, Gemili was still uncertain of a shock inclusion to Team GB as the big names in British sprinting had their chance to knock the teenager off his perch.

However, his solid run in Saturday evening’s final – finishing second to Dwain Chambers – ensured the place is his, although some reports suggested he may snub the home Games on the advice of his coach Michael Afilaka.

But the Blackheath & Bromley Harriers ace has been quick to dispel that myth and insists he will take his place alongside Usain Bolt and the cream of world sprinting in Stratford.

“It won’t be confirmed officially until July 2, but I fully intend to take my place,” Gemili confirmed.

“Even if I don’t actually get to run, just to experience the village and be part of the team will be fantastic.

“I’m still going to the world juniors (in Barcelona on July 10-15) and determined to do what I need to to be successful out there.

“The Olympics is a bonus, the world juniors was always going to be my main competition this year, so I won’t be taking it lightly.”

0 comments

Most read

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Gravesend Reporter e-edition today E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Family Notices 24

Local business directory

Our trusted business finder