Gemili claims third in Diamond League 200m
Gemili claims third in Diamond League 200m

Kent sprinter Adam Gemili believes there is still more to come after claiming third place in men’s 200m at the Diamond League event in Shanghai.

Gemili crossed the line in a time of 20.35secs, behind American Noah Lyles, who won with a time of 19.90, with his countryman LaShawn Merritt second in 20.27.

19-year-old Lyles, who turns 20 in July, was strong off the bend and powered away from the rest of the field to become only the fourth man to run sub-20 seconds before turning 20.

As for Gemili he was pleased with his performance in what was his first 200m event of the campaign.

He said on Twitter: “First 200m this season with my fastest opener of 20.35. Will look to get sharper and faster as I race more. Thanks to all for the support.”

Gemili is building up to the World Championship in London later this summer and hopes to claim a medal.

The 23-year-old finished fourth in the 200m at Rio 2016, just three thousandths of a second away from a bronze medal.