ATHLETICS: Talbot cruises into British final

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HILPERTON sprinter Danny Talbot stormed into the final of the men's 200m at the Sainsbury's British Championships in Birmingham last night.

Talbot joined Adam Gemili, Chris Clarke and James Ellington all secured automatic qualification for today's final, winning their heats in convincing style.

European U23 200m silver medallist Talbot qualified automatically in the first heat of the men’s 200m, easing up over the final 50m to clock 20.97.

Gemili was the fastest of the quartet with a season’s best 20.71, going out strongly in the third heat.

The top two athletes in each event, assuming they have an elligible qualification standard, will be automatically selected for the European Championships, which take place on August 12-17 in the Swiss city.

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