Birmingham hosted the World Indoor Tour final on Saturday 25 February with a host of Olympic and world medalists impressing in the track and field series final.
The home crowd also had a lot to cheer for at the Utilita Arena. Local favorite and 200m world champion in 2019 Dina Asher-Smith she won one of the most anticipated events of the day in the women’s 60 m with a time of 7.05 seconds in the final. She surpassed her compatriot Daryll Neita (second) and USA Fate Smith-Barnett (3rd) to get on the podium. 200m world champion shericka jackson from Jamaica finished in fourth place.
Asher-Smith set a national record of 7.03 seconds in the heats that same day.
Saturday’s showpiece was the final meeting in a seven-event gold tour series, with winners securing wildcard tickets to the 2024 World Indoor Championships in Athletics. Read on to find out all the top stories and rankings below.
Gourley and Hodgkinson set national records
The Birmingham crowd witnessed more national records being broken in the men’s 1500m and women’s 800m as Neil Gourley and 800 m World and Olympic silver medalist Keely Hodgkinson stormed to victories.
Hodgkinson broke his own national record with a time of 1:57.18.
“I feel like I’m capable of going faster than that, but nevertheless I’m happy to achieve another British record,” said the 21-year-old.
There was an upset in the men’s 1500 m when Gourley finished in first place and broke the 1500 m Olympic bronze medalist. by josh kerr national record with a time of 3:32.48.
Unsurprisingly, an Olympic 1500m silver medalist. laura muir he won the 1000 m final but fell short of the world record and his own national record.
There was also British success in the form of charles dobsonwho took home the men’s 60m crown with a time of 6.64.
Holloway and Tsegay’s Star
In the men’s 60m hurdles, world record holder Grant Holloway he was crowned champion when the US star broke a competition record with a time of 7.35.
The 25-year-old outclassed his compatriot and current world number one. 2 daniel roberts to finish on top of the podium.
from ethiopia Gudaf Tsegai she came agonizingly close to breaking the world record in the women’s 3000 m. The reigning 5000 m world champion and 5000 m Olympic bronze medalist was just 0.09 seconds shy of the world record with a time of 8:16.69.
Canada alysha newman she won the women’s pole vault, clearing 4.78 m to finish top of the standings. from new zealand Hamish Kerr topped the US and men’s high jump rankings. marquis dendy won the men’s long jump final, flying 8.28m, however it was Sweden Thomas Montler who would finish first in the general classification.
from trinidad and tobago jereem richards he won the men’s 400 m with a time of 45.74, which saw him finish top of the overall standings.