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Gemili goes for glory

Adam Gemili is going for World Championship glory tonight, just 18 months after swapping football for a career in sprinting. Only 19, the former Dagenham and Redridge defender will line up in the 200 metres final next to world record holder Usain Bolt in Moscow.

Great Britain's Adam Gemili on the way to winning his 200 metre heat at the 2013 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Moscow Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Gemili goes into the race fresh from a remarkable day in which he became only the second Briton ever to break the 20-second barrier.

Having headed to Russia with a personal best of 20.30 secs, he lowered that to 20.17s before producing a 19.98s semi-final sprint - a time quicker than that managed by Bolt yesterday.

Adam Gemili dips on the line to win his 200 metre semi final Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

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Dobriskey and England through to semi-finals

Lisa Dobriskey , from Ashford, showed she was getting back to her best by winning a slow heat in 4:13.32. Credit: PA

All three of Britain's women's 1,500m runners advanced to the semi-finals today.

World Championship silver medallist Hannah England, from Oxford, always looked well placed in her heat.

England, whose build-up has been hampered by a spiked Achilles tendon, came home fifth in 4:05.73.

Months after being diagnosed with potentially fatal blood clots on her lungs and told to give up on the Olympics, Lisa Dobriskey , from Ashford, showed she was getting back to her best by winning a slow heat in 4:13.32.

Laura Weightman, who is trained by former world record holder Steve Cram, finished sixth in the third heat in 4:07.29

BMX Team USA practising in Kent

Team USA practising in Kent Credit: Glen Steggles / Cyclopark

The USA Olympic BMX team took some time to practice in Kent at the weekend, visiting the Cyclopark in Gravesend.

The pre-Olympic taster session featured the four-man team that will be facing Team GB over the next few days.

Team USA practising in Kent Credit: Glen Steggles / Cyclopark
Team USA practising in Kent Credit: Glen Steggles / Cyclopark

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