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Adam Gemili returning to Olympic Stadium for Anniversary Games

PUBLISHED: 10:17 05 May 2015 | UPDATED: 10:17 05 May 2015

Adam Gemili will be competing at the Sainsbury's Anniversary Games in July (Picture: Matt Alexander/PA)

Adam Gemili will be competing at the Sainsbury's Anniversary Games in July (Picture: Matt Alexander/PA)

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European 200m champion Adam Gemili will be returning to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this summer for the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games.

The 21-year-old, who narrowly missed out on the 100m final during the 2012 Olympics, hopes the return will provide important preparation for the IAAF World Athletics Championships, which is taking place in Beijing just four weeks after the event.

He said: “I can’t wait to compete against the world’s best sprinters in the former Olympic Stadium at the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games, which will give me a clear insight into where I am ahead of the world championships.

“It’s an inspirational venue and I’m sure this race will have a major championship feel.”

The three day event, which is taking place on July 24-26, will feature a number of the world’s best athletes, including Olympic champions Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Greg Rutherford.

Former Barking and Dagenham College student Gemili added: “As a Londoner it really means a lot to me to be able to compete at such a prestigious event in my home city, alongside so many Olympic and world champions.

“I raced at the inaugural event in 2013, so I know the atmosphere will be amazing because the support of the British crowd is always fantastic.”

The stadium is set to become the new national competition centre for British Athletics from next year, with the organisation securing the rights to host events there for the next 50 years.

Tickets for the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games are available from britishathletics.org.uk


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