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Shakes-Drayton misses out on medal

East Londoner Perri Shakes-Drayton missed out on a medal in the 400m hurdle final in Moscow today Credit: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Perri Shakes-Drayton took part in her first global outdoor final in Moscow today with her sights set on a World Championship success. She qualified in 53.92 seconds earlier this week, the second quickest qualifying time of the semi-finals - but missed out on a medal in the final today.

Gemili and Shakes-Drayton impress at Anniversary Games

Adam Gemili (left) narrowly beat his London rival Harry Harry Aikines-Aryeetey in the 100m B final. Credit: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

19-year-old sprinter Adam Gemili saw off his British rivals in the men's 100m B race at the Olympic Stadium in Stratford. He won with his fastest time of the season, 10.16 seconds.

Perri Shakes-Drayton set a personal best time of 53.67 seconds in the women's 400m hurdles. She came second behind the Czech athlete Zuzana Hejnova.

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Perri inspires next generation

Perri is visiting young athletes in her home borough of Hackney Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Archive

Olympic athlete Perri Shakes-Drayton is hoping to inspire the next generation when she visits pupils in her home borough of Hackney.

Perri will speak to and train with young hopefuls from Stoke Newington and Cardinal Pole schools, leading a training session in preparation for the London Youth Games.

More than 20,000 young people across London will compete, with the best going on to take part at a national level in the School Games.

Shakes-Drayton wins Britain's second gold

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Perri Shakes-Drayton poses with a bronze medal during the 2010 European Athletics Championships. Credit: REUTERS

London's Perri Shakes-Drayton has helped double Britain's medal tally at the European Indoor Championships after storming to gold in the 400 metres ahead of team-mate Eilidh Child.

Shakes-Drayton, who grew up in Bow, led from the front and powered to victory in 50.85 seconds, a second personal best in two days and the fastest time in the world this year.

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