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After national title Sharp turns focus to rest of the world

July 3, 2014 15:52 pm

Lynsey Sharp insists she is ready to mix it with the best in the world after claiming the British 800m title last weekend.

The 23-year-old has endured her fair share of injury woes over the past two years but bounced back in style on Sunday as she won gold at the British Championships in Birmingham.

But Sharp has very little time to sit back and enjoy the moment with the Diamond League bursting back into life following a three-week break with this evening’s meeting in Lausanne the first of three in ten days.

She has a home Commonwealth Games and the defence of her European title to look forward to as well but Sharp is determined to leave her mark on her Diamond League rivals first.

"Last weekend was so much fun; I really enjoyed it but it's on to the next one now,” she said. “I've been thrown in at the deep end as well, as it's a really strong field but I'm looking forward to it.

"I'm just looking to run a good race again. Obviously sub two [minutes] is on my mind, but it's a cracking field so I've just go to mix it with those girls and just race."

Also in action in Lausanne will be Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford, who finished second at last month’s European Team Championships.

And yet to open his 2014 outdoor season, the second fastest British sprinter of all time James Dasaolu will return to the track in Lausanne, lining up in the 100m B race.

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