British records tumble at Glasgow Grand Prix
British records tumbled on Sunday as Sophie Hahn, Sophie Kamlish and Maria Lyle all set national records with impressive performance in front of a home crowd at the Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix.
The number one ranked indoor athletics meeting in the world featured two para athletics races with three reigning World Para Athletics Championship medallists on show.
Racing in mixed class 60m events, there was a T44/64 event that followed the T35/37/38 sprint.
The first race saw Paralympic champion and five-time world gold medallist Hahn take the win in a time of 7.95s – a new T38 British record.
“It was absolutely fantastic – my first time competing in Glasgow so the noise was just incredible, as soon as I walked out I was like ‘wow, this is going to be an exciting race’,” said the 21-year-old.
“Training has gone really well and everything I did in training has paid off and I’m very happy with the way I executed the race." Sophie Hahn
“I’ve got a few competitions before the Commonwealth Games. I head out to Dubai next month to compete out there, then I head home and go out to Australia.”
Compatriot Olivia Breen, herself a two-time world champion, finished second with a time of 8.40s while Scot Lyle finished fifth in 9.25 – a new lifetime best and British T35 record.
“So not a PB today but generally happy with my performance competing at such a great event at the #MullerIndoorGPGlasgow thank you everyone for your support,” tweeted Breen.
The second race saw another British record but no British win as Germany’s Irmgard Bensusan clocked a personal best of 8.24s for the victory.
Kamlish came home not far behind, with her effort of 8.47s enough for a new T64 British best and leave her excited for the outdoor season.
“The race was OK. I don’t think my start was as good as it could have been – I’ve definitely done better starts than that,” she said.
“But I pulled it back well enough in order to get myself a PB, which I’m obviously really happy with because if I hadn’t got a PB I would be nearly crying.
“I’m going to Dubai next month and running a 100m there, so it will be nice to be in the outdoor sun and hopefully do well in that.
“It’s kind of a down year for me but I’m hoping to get a PB or world record at some point in the 100m this year.” Sophie Kamlish
“I won’t be going to the Europeans this year so I’m kind of floating around a bit, waiting to see what events I get invited to – if any."