• Katarina Johnson-Thompson set to defend heptathlon title
  • Young 800m sensation Max Burgin also set for Birmingham

Dina Asher-Smith and Katarina Johnson-Thompson have been named in a stronger-than-expected England athletics squad for the Commonwealth Games, which includes all the big stars as well as young sensations such as the 800m runner Max Burgin.

Asher-Smith, the world 200m champion, has particularly delighted organisers by confirming that she will race in the women’s 100m and 4x100m, which sets up a potential showdown with the Olympic champion, Elaine Thompson-Herah, and the world champion, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce.

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Source: Athletics- The Guardian