• Bolt's training partner Francis to run for Britain

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The 22-year-old sprinter Miguel Francis, a training partner of  Usain Bolt, has switched his allegiance to Great Britain. 

Francis, who was born in the British Overseas Territory of Montserrat, holds a blistering personal best in the 200m of 19.88 seconds set in Jamaica in 2016. 

Francis was set to compete in Rio Olympics under a neutral flag, but due to a minor hamstring injury he withdrew from the event. 

According to BBC Sports Francis started the process to transfer his allegiance in August - just before the Rio Olympics - and is now eligible to compete for Great Britain. 

Top British 200m sprinter is the 23-year-old Adam Gemili with a personal best of 19.97 seconds. Gemili came took 4th place at Rio Olympics. 

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