British 100m hopeful storms to victory ahead of Olympics

Britain's rising 100m star Adam Gemili set a new personal best of 10.05 secs as he raced to victory at the World Junior Championships tonight.

Adam Gemili qualified for the Olympics last month Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

The 18-year-old, who has emerged as a late runner for Team GB at London 2012, had qualified fastest for the showdown in Barcelona but showed even greater class in the final.

While the winning time would still leave Gemili a few metres behind Usain Bolt at senior level, with the Jamaican star attempting to beat his world record of 9.58 secs next month, it underlined the Londoner's enormous potential ahead of the home Games.