Emily geared up to produce race of her life in Rio Olympics

EMILY Diamond knows she will need the run of her life if she is to make her mark on the Olympics in Rio.

The Bristol & West AC inEmilyDiamondternational from Clifton (pictured left), a former winner of the Bristol Post/Easy Runner athlete of the month, will line up for the heats of the women’s 400m tomorrow (SATURDAY AUGUST 13) .

There are seven heats and only the top 24 will make one of the three semi finals scheduled for Sunday and as Diamond is 29th in the Word Rankings – though 11 of those women ahead of her are Americans so only three of those will be there – it will be a considerable triumph if she makes the cut.

“I know I will have to treat the first round as my final,” said Diamond. “I will need to commit and go all out and I am ready to do that.”