Elite Jamaican sprinters, a swimming sensation returns and a chance to make cricket history as the Games begins this week
The world championships has only recently finished in the US, yet a hectic summer continues for some of the top athletes in the world. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Elaine Thompson-Herah and Shericka Jackson – the three faces of sprinting so far this year – are all expected to compete in Birmingham. Dina Asher-Smith, a 200m bronze medallist and a member of the 4x100m relay gold medal-winning team in 2018, will naturally be the focal point if she is fully fit after pulling up during the 4x100m in Oregon. While Katarina Johnson-Thompson will look to inch back to top form, athletes such as Jake Wightman, Keely Hodgkinson and Laura Muir will be aiming to consolidate their successes.