Team GB trio in line to recreate Super Saturday

OLYMPIC champions Jessica Ennis, Greg Rutherford and Mo Farah will bid to recreate London 2012’s Super Saturday with the trio all scheduled to compete in the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games at the Olympic Stadium on 27 July.

Victories for heptathlete Ennis, Rutherford in the long jump and Farah in the 10,000m, gave British Athletics arguably its greatest ever day on 4 August 2012.

And Ennis, who will compete in the 100m hurdles and long jump this summer, is hoping to put on a similar show for the British fans.

“I’ll never forget the noise the crowd made when I competed last August and know that the draw of the stadium and the great line-up of athletes will fill the stands and make it another incredible occasion,” said the 27-year-old.

“It will be good to step out on that track again in front of a British crowd.”

Sunday’s schedule of Paralympic sports is yet to be finalised, but London 2012 gold medal winners including sprinters Jonnie Peacock and Richard Whitehead are in line to compete.

However, South African athlete Oscar Pistorious, who is on bail after being charged with the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on February 14, will not be running, say UK Athletics.

“I don’t want to see the Sunday of the Anniversary Games turning into a media circus,” said chairman Ed Warner.

“Anything might change, he is in court before then [4 June], but based on what I know at the moment if he were to call us now it would be a no.”

HIGHLIGHTS

Friday 26 July
Men’s 100m
Men’s 200m
Women’s 400m hurdles
Women’s 4x100m relay

Saturday 27 July
Men’s 3,000m
Men’s 4x100m relay
Men’s long jump
Women’s 100m hurdles
Women’s long jump