Sunday 20th August 2017

Event of the day

Our event of the day...

is the Müller Grand Prix Birmingham - acting as the twelfth IAAF Diamond League meeting of the year and taking place at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham. The IAAF World Championships concluded in London last week, and many of those who featured now head north to Birmingham for their last Diamond League meeting before the finals get underway in Zurich (24th August) and Brussels (1st September).

Highlights of the day will include the men's Long jump, the women's Triple jump, the men’s Shot put, the women’s 100m, the men’s 200m and the women’s 400m. Meanwhile, after securing gold in the 10,000m and silver in the 5,000m at the World Championships in London, Mo Farah will compete in, the non-Diamond League eligible, men’s 3,000m. The race will be Farah’s final appearance on a British track, and the 10-time global gold medallist will be hoping to finish his last home meeting on a high. With 59 London 2017 World Championship medalists taking part it should be a fantastic day of athletics.

Honourable mentions...

around the globe go to the final day of the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Solheim Cup concludes today at the Des Moines Golf and Country Club in Iowa. In the NRL, Canberra Raiders take on the Penrith Panthers at the GIO stadium in Canberra and the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles lock horns at the ANZ Stadium in Sydney. It is stage two of the Vuelta a España, 203.4km from Nîmes to Gruissan in Grand Narbonne. Premier League newcomers Huddersfield Town and Newcastle will go head-to-head at John Smith's Stadium in Huddersfield, whilst Chelsea travel to Wembley to face Tottenham Hotspur.

Whatever you’re watching, enjoy!


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