2021 British Grand Prix (athletics)

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2021 British Grand Prix
Dates23 May 2021
Host city Gateshead, England
Venue Gateshead International Stadium
Level 2021 Diamond League
Events19 (14 Diamond League)
2019

The 2021 British Grand Prix , officially the 2021 Müller Grand Prix Gateshead because of title sponsor Müller, was the 2021 edition of the annual outdoor track and field meeting in Gateshead, England. Held on 23 May at the Gateshead International Stadium, it was the first leg of the 2021 Diamond League – the highest level international track and field circuit. It was the first time the meeting was held in Gateshead instead of Birmingham since 2010, replacing the Rabat Diamond League which was cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. [1]

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In addition to 14 Diamond League disciplines (7 men and 7 women), the first hour of competition included 100 metres and 200 metres sprint para-athletics events for both sexes, and a women's 400 metres hurdles event. Olympic champions, world champions, and world record holders had been announced to compete including Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Dina Asher-Smith, and Sha'Carri Richardson in the women's 100 metres. [2]

Diamond League results

Athletes competing in the Diamond League disciplines earned extra compensation and points which went towards qualifying for the 2021 Diamond League final, held at the 2021 Weltklasse Zürich from 89 September. [3] First place earned eight points, with each step down in place earning one less point than the previous, until no points were awarded in ninth place or lower.

Men

Javelin throw
PlaceAthleteMarkPoints
1Flag of Poland.svg  Marcin Krukowski  (POL)81.18 m8
2Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Keshorn Walcott  (TTO)73.31 m7
3Flag of Sweden.svg  Kim Amb  (SWE)No mark6
4Flag of Grenada.svg  Anderson Peters  (GRN)75.65 m5
5Flag of Latvia.svg  Gatis Čakšs  (LAT)75.01 m4
6Flag of Hungary.svg  Norbert Rivasz-Tóth  (HUN)73.20 m3
7Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Harry Hughes  (GBR)71.23 m2
DNS Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Jakub Vadlejch  (CZE)Did not start0

Women

Shot put
PlaceAthleteMarkPoints
1Flag of Portugal.svg  Auriol Dongmo  (POR)18.16 m8
2Flag of Jamaica.svg  Danniel Thomas-Dodd  (JAM)18.12 m7
3Flag of the United States.svg  Maggie Ewen  (USA)16.96 m6
4Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Sophie McKinna  (GBR)18.36 m5
5Flag of Sweden.svg  Fanny Roos  (SWE)18.33 m4
6Flag of the United States.svg  Chase Ealey  (USA)18.12 m3
7Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Amelia Strickler  (GBR)17.90 m PB 2
8Flag of Germany.svg  Christina Schwanitz  (GER)17.86 m1

Other results

EventFirstSecondThird
Women's 400 m hurdles Flag of Denmark.svg  Sara Petersen  (DEN)56.32Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Jessica Turner  (GBR)56.56Flag of Jamaica.svg  Janieve Russell  (JAM)57.16
Women's T20/35/38/64 100 m Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Sophie Hahn  (GBR)13.31Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Esme O'Connell  (GBR)13.82Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Faye Olszowka  (GBR)13.96
Women's T11/38/44 200 m Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Ali Smith  (GBR)28.86Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Libby Clegg  (GBR)30.07Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Victoria Baskett  (GBR)30.28
Men's T12/37/38/46/47/64 100 mFlag of the United Kingdom.svg  Thomas Young  (GBR)11.71Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Zac Shaw  (GBR)11.82Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Ola Abidogun  (GBR)11.87
Men's T20/38/47/61 200 mFlag of the United Kingdom.svg  Columba Blango  (GBR)23.19Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Ethan Kirby  (GBR)24.00Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Shaun Burrows  (GBR)24.37


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References

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