Müller Grand Prix Birmingham: Ones to watch

We highlight some of the stacked fields set to compete at the Diamond League meeting

One week before the British Championships, many of the leading domestic athletes face some of the world’s best as the Diamond League hits the UK for the second time this summer.

Highlights of Sunday’s Müller Grand Prix Birmingham at the Alexander Stadium include a sparkling women’s 200m where Dina Asher-Smith is facing several of the world’s best, a high-quality men’s javelin, intriguing women’s pole vault and sizzling women’s sprint hurdles.

For our full event-by-event preview, see the August 15 edition of AW magazine, which is available to order in print here or download digitally here.

Ones to watch

12:50 Women’s T35-38 100m

Britain’s Sophie Hahn, Kadeena Cox, Olivia Breen and Maria Lyle are ready to take to their marks.

13:02 Women’s 100m hurdles heats (final at 15:22)

World record-holder Keni Harrison is joined by Olympic champion and fellow American Brianna McNeal plus Nia Ali and Queen Claye. Danielle Williams, the Jamaican who impressed at the London Diamond League, is among the opposition, together with Dutch athlete Nadine Visser, while British challengers include Cindy Ofili and Alicia Barrett.

13:07 Women’s pole vault

Holly Bradshaw takes on a world-class field led by Olympic and world champion Katerina Stefanidi of Greece, Yarisley Silva of Cuba, 2012 Olympic champion Jenn Suhr and Katie Nageotte of the United States, Angelica Bengtsson of Sweden and Alysha Newman of Canada.

13:46 Men’s 100m heats (final at 15:32)

Can anyone beat world indoor champion Christian Coleman? British athletes Adam Gemili, Harry Aikines-Aryeetey and Oliver Bromby are in the line-up plus Olympic medallist Andre De Grasse from Canada, former world champion Yohan Blake of Jamaica, Su Bingtian of China, Commonwealth champion Akani Simbini of South Africa and Mike Rodgers of the United States.

14:10 Women’s long jump

Olympic and world heptathlon champion Nafi Thiam of Belgium goes up against fellow combined eventer Katarina Johnson- Thompson in a taste of what might be to come in Doha. It is far from a two-horse contest, though, as specialist long jumpers Ivana Spanovic of Serbia and Brits Lorraine Ugen and Abigail Irozuru will be aiming to get in the mix.

14:38 Men’s javelin

Some of the big guns of German javelin throwing are going head to head with Olympic gold medallist Thomas Rohler and in-form Andreas Hofmann in the field. World No.1 in 2019, Magnus Kirt of Estonia, adds to a quality line-up.

15:52 Women’s 200m

The tastiest event of the day is last on the programme. Dina Asher-Smith, the multiple European champion and UK record-holder, represents British hopes but is up against a fearsome field that includes Shaunae Miller-Uibo of Bahamas, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica, Blessing Okagbare of Nigeria and Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands. Britain’s world under-18 record-holder Amy Hunt also has a lane and will hope to make a mark.

The full timetable and entry lists can be found here.

Times above correct at time of publication.

TV guide

Fans in the UK can watch live coverage on BBC Two from 13:30-16:30, repeated 19:00-22:00 on the BBC Red Button.

There will also be updates on our social media channels and website plus in-depth coverage in next week’s magazine.

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