09 JUL 2010 General News Gateshead, UK

It’s a Dunn deal over 400m in Gateshead - Samsung Diamond League

World Indoor champion Debbie Dunn acknowledges victory in the women's 400m at the 2010 USATF Nationals (Getty Images)World Indoor champion Debbie Dunn acknowledges victory in the women's 400m at the 2010 USATF Nationals (Getty Images) © Copyright

World Indoor 400 metres champion Debbie Dunn after a shaky start to her outdoor campaign is confident she can still make a massive impact in the second half of the Samsung Diamond League series, with Gateshead’s Aviva British Grand Prix on Saturday (10) her next outing in the 14 meeting global series.

A great season was predicted for Dunn after her solid IAAF World Indoor Championships victory in Doha where she broke the Russian dominance of the event which had existed for seven years.

Her success at the Qatari venue in March also saw her aggressive tactics ensure she became only third American to lift the gold medal and the first since Jearl Miles Clark won in 1997.

But the transition from racing flat out for two laps on the boards didn't come too easily for the 32-year-old Jamaican born star who switched allegiance to the United States in 2004.

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