British sprinter, Dina Asher-Smith will return to the North East of England on Tuesday, July 13 for the Müller British Grand Prix after event switches from its original home in the British capital.
Asher-Smith, who won the women’s 100m at the same venue last Sunday, May 23 having beaten Sha’Carri Richardson of the United States and Marie-Josee Ta-Lou in dreadful weather conditions has expressed her delight to return to the North East.
“I’m really excited to return to Gateshead on July 13 for the Müller British Grand Prix. Hopefully we will be allowed to have more fans in the stadium and the athletes will get a great send off before they go to the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
“My first 100m of 2021 last weekend was against some tough opposition and I’m expecting it to be another exciting race when I go back there in a few weeks’ time.”
This is the second time this season that Gateshead has stepped into hold a Diamond League event after the original venue faced difficulties. For London, the switch is due to the repercussions of the pandemic and after an agreement was reached between UK Athletics and the London Legacy Development Corporation.