Usain Bolt awaits Bath sprinter Andy Robertson at Anniversary Games

24 July 2015

University of Bath-based athlete Andy Robertson will line up against sprint legend Usain Bolt on the opening night of the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games at The Stadium in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Former World and Commonwealth champion Kim Collins also goes in a star-studded second heat of the 100m at 8.29pm on Friday.

All eyes will be on the race – being shown live on BBC2 – thanks to the presence of the iconic Bolt, the reigning Olympic and World champion who is making only his second appearance over 100m this year following a pelvic injury.

Also bidding to progress from heat two to the final, taking place at 9.29pm, will be British sprinters Richard Kilty, Chijindu Ujah and James Dasaolu.

Robertson is coached by Dan Cossins at the Sports Training Village, as is University of Bath graduate Danny Talbot.

He races in the 200m at 8.53pm with his rivals including Diamond League leader Anaso Jobodwana of South Africa and Zharnel Hughes, who beat Talbot at the Sainsbury’s British Championships earlier this month.

Two University of Bath students will compete in the 110m hurdles at the Anniversary Games, which mark three years since the London 2012 Olympic Games took place.

Lawrence Clarke, studying a Masters in Management, was fourth at the Olympics behind gold-medallist Aries Merritt – both go in heat one at 7.38pm.

Sports Performance student David King, coached by James Hillier and supported by a TASS scholarship, received a late call-up to the Anniversary Games and will line up in heat two against Olympic silver-medallist Jason Richardson at 7.50pm.

Eilidh Child – who, like Clarke, is part of Malcolm Arnold’s training group at the University of Bath – races in the 400m hurdles at 8.05pm.

Saturday sees Jazmin Sawyers, who does some of her training at the Sports Training Village, compete against Jessica Ennis-Hill and Katarina Johnson-Thompson in the long jump.

Pictured is Danny Talbot when he raced Usain Bolt at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games – picture courtesy of John Giles/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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