No pressure for Shakes-Drayton
Perri Shakes-Drayton lines up in her first global outdoor final on Thursday night with her sights set on a World Championship success.
It is nearly 20 years to the day since Sally Gunnell won the 400 metres hurdles in Stuttgart in a world record time of 52.74 seconds.
Shakes-Drayton is not quite at that level yet but has a point to prove after the agony of missing out on a place in the London 2012 final in her home town.
"People have expectations, and I have expectations of myself, but I don't see it as pressure," the 24-year-old, who ran a new personal best of 53.67 secs at the Anniversary Games, said.
"This is nothing like the Olympics, it's not in my back yard.
"I feel good. I just need to look after myself really. I've done the semi-final bit and now it's just the last bit to compete well on the track."
Shakes-Drayton is expected to finish in the top three in a race which also includes Britain's Eilidh Child, although it is hard to see past Zuzanna Hejnova for gold.
The Czech is one of the most dominant athletes on the track this summer and beat Shakes-Drayton into second at the Anniversary Games, running a world-leading 53.07s.
Indeed, she has run five of the six fastest times of the year and reckons there is more to come after cruising through her semi-final.
"I really would love to run my fastest time in the final," Hejnova said.
"I think I was able to save some energy for that. I believe that in the end I can run very fast."
There are four British athletes looking for a podium finish today.
Hannah England will hope for more 1,500m glory after taking silver two years ago, while Olympic bronze medallist Robbie Grabarz will look at add to his medal haul in today's long jump final.
"It was really nice to come out and qualify strongly," he said.
"It's been a crap season really but I've had to be patient and we'll see what happens on Thursday."
In the morning session, Jessica Judd, Marilyn Okoro and Laura Muir lined up in the 800m heats, before Anyika Onuora and Jodie Williams started their 200m campaigns.