31 August 2017 British Sprinting Talent On Display At North CityGames NewcastleGateshead

Great Britain's silver medallists will be reunited on the track at the Great North CityGames next weekend.

Three of the four members of the women's 4x100m relay team from the World Athletics Championships will be competing at the street-level athletics meeting on the Gateshead Quayside on Saturday, 9 September, kick-starting a weekend of first-class sporting action in the North-East.

Asha Philip and Desiree Henry will line up in the 100m sprints, while Dina Asher-Smith will be taking on the 150m distance.

The quartet of Philip, Henry, Asher-Smith and Daryll Neita delighted the home crowd at the London Stadium earlier this month when they finished second in 42.12 seconds as the United States took the gold medal.

The medal success outlined the outstanding talent within the sprinting ranks at Great Britain's disposal, the team with an average age of just 22 improving on the bronze medal won at the Olympic Games in Rio just a year ago.

Success was particularly sweet for 21-year-old Asher-Smith, who broke her foot in a training accident just weeks before the World Championships, but bounced back in devastating fashion.

The British 100m and 200m record holder will be up against compatriot Bianca Williams, who took bronze medals in the 200m and 4x100m relays at 2014's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, while continental opposition comes in the form of Netherlands' Naomi Sedney.

In the 100m, Philip and Henry will be competing against Ireland's European Championships gold medallist Gina Akpe-Moses and South Africa's Carina Horn.

With a range of events on offer from 100m sprints to the one-mile distance, and including pole-vault and long jump in a specially-constructed multi sports arena on the banks of the Tyne, the Great North CityGames kicks off a weekend of first-class sporting action which encompasses the Simplyhealth Junior and Mini Great North Run, the Simplyhealth Great North 5k and finishes with the world-famous Simplyhealth Great North Run on the Sunday.

The athletics action is free to watch, no ticket is required, and the event is broadcast live on BBC One from 1.15pm.

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