|James Ellington salutes a 40,000 crowd as he crosses the line first |
ahead of second-placed training partner David Bolarinwa
in the Olympic Stadium today.
Finishing strongly in second place came training partner David Bolarinwa, making it a sensational one-two for the Crystal Palace-based training group, which produced a smile a mile wide on the face of coach John Powell.
|Trackspeed1 coach said he went into dreamland when the result went up |
confirming his athletes James Ellington (left) and David Bolarinwa (right)
finished one and two in the first ever event in the Olympic
Stadium earlier today
"We're not getting carried away though. It was a great confidence booster for both athletes, but there is still alot of work to be done, and improvements made, but we are in a pretty nice place right now."
James Ellington runs again in the Olympic Stadium tomorrow (Sunday 6th) when he contests the UK Athletics invitation 200 metres. He already has the Olympic qualifying time of 20.59s in the event in which he represented Great Britain in the World Championships last year, but will be looking to re-assert his grip on the event nationally in 2012 as the Olympic trials approach in June.
|David Bolarinwa (left) and James Ellington warm up for their |
100m n the Olympic Stadium earlier today
|James Ellington (arms outstretched) and David Bolarinwa |
(on his left) line up for the 100m start in the Olympic stadium