Anniversary Games

A year after the opening of London 2012, the Olympic track has once again saw the champions of athletics compete.

Jul 30, 2013

From July 26 to 28, London hosted the annual meeting with the London Athletics Grand Prix that this year a year to celebrate the inauguration of London 2012 took place at the Olympic Stadium on Mondotrack, inside the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. For this reason, the event, which is now part of the IAAF Diamond League, chose the name of Anniverary Games. On the first day of competition, absolute star was Usain Bolt, who before 80,000 enthusiastic spectators won the 100 m with a best seasonal time, 9.85. In the 200 m, success for the Jamaican Warren Weir, who won bronze in London 2012, ran a 19.89. In the women, great performance for the Czech Zuzana Hejnova, who won the 400m hurdles with a personal best time (53.07), and the American Shannon Rowbury, who won the 3000m running in 8:41:46, seasonal best time. In the second day of competition, once again the star Usain Bolt, this time with teammates 4x100 relay: Mario Forsythe, Kema Bailey-Cole and Warren Weir. The Jamaican team won with a great time, 37.74. Great enthusiasm for the two-time Olympic champion in London in 2012, Britain's Mo Farah, won the race in 3000 m, surpassing the British national record in the distance, which had remained since 1972. In 3000 hedges, the Kenyan Brimin-Kiprop Kipruto clocked the record of the meeting, with a time of 8:06.86. In the women's excellent performance of the Nigerian Blessing Okagbare, who won the final of the 100 m women in developing its new African record with a time of 10.79. Only the fourth Olympic YC-Shelley Fraser-Price, but in battery has run in 10.77, best world performance of the season. The third day of competition, he saw track Paralympic athletes, in front of 65,000 spectators have created close racing and exciting. On the distance of a mile T54, Britain's David Weir (coach: Jenny Archer) not only won, but set the world record with a time of 3:16:40. Two other important records came from the 100m finals combined T43/44: the Brazilian Alan Oliveira in the category T43 raced a 10:57, Richard Browne in the category T44 in 10.75. Great time for the British Jonnie Peacock, finished third with a national record of 10.84, who stated "There were fantastic conditions today: a wind of 1.9 m / s and a Mondo track like this, the ideal conditions for be fast. "