Katarina Johnson-Thompson to face Nafissatou Thiam in Birmingham Diamond League

Katarina Johnson-Thompson and Nafi Thiam
Thiam (right) finished 57 points ahead of Johnson-Thompson in the European Championships heptathlon in Berlin last year
Muller Grand Prix, Alexander Stadium, 18 August
Coverage: Live coverage on BBC Two 13:30-16:30 BST, repeated 19:00-22:00 BST on BBC Red Button

Britain's Katarina Johnson-Thompson will take on Olympic, world and European heptathlon champion Nafissatou Thiam in the long jump at the Birmingham Diamond League meeting on 18 August.

It is the first time they have faced each other since Thiam took European heptathlon gold in Berlin last August.

GB team-mate Dina Asher-Smith will compete in a stellar 200m alongside Olympic champion Elaine Thompson.

The event will be live on BBC Two.

Asher-Smith, 23, won the European 200m title last year in the fastest time of 2018 and is second in the current IAAF rankings for the event.

However, Olympic 400m champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo, who leads the standings, and double world champion Dafne Schippers are also in the field.

The event comes six weeks before the start of the World Championships in Doha on 27 September.

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