Tom Gale soars to top-three finish in world-class high jump contest at Birmingham Grand Prix

20 August 2017

Team Bath Athletics Club’s Tom Gale gained more excellent top-level experience as he finished a fine third in a world-class high jump competition at the Müller Grand Prix in Birmingham.

The 18-year-old, supported by the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme at the University of Bath, cleared 2.24m – a height only bettered by newly-crowned World Champion Mutaz Essa Barshim, whose clearance of 2.40m was the best in the world this year, and London 2017 bronze-medallist Majededdin Ghazal (2.31m).

Eilidh Doyle, fresh from winning 4x400m relay silver at the World Championships, clocked 54.89 for fourth place in the 400m hurdles.

MJ Church ambassador David King, coached by James Hillier at the Sports Training Village, was seventh in the 110m hurdles in 13.65, one place behind former Bath-based athlete Andrew Pozzi.

Sports Performance graduate Danny Talbot, a newly-crowned 4x100m relay World Champion, had to settle for sixth place in the 200m in a time of 20.47.

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