Dina Asher-Smith is the fastest British woman in history. She is set to take part in the women’s 100-metre finals today at 1:50pm BST.
She was also the youngest athlete selected for the Great British and Northern Ireland Squad for the 2013 World Championships in Moscow.
At the 2014 World Junior Championships in Eugene, Asher-Smith won the 100 metres running 11.23 secs.
In 2015, Asher-Smith took home the silver medal at the 2015 European Athletics Indoor Championships for the 60 m.
It marked the first time in 50 years that a British female had achieved the silver medal.
Despite this, she still managed to secure fourth place in the women’s 200 metres and a silver medal as part of the relay team at the 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships in London.
In 2018, the young runner was named women’s European Athlete of the Year.
She was also hailed by IAAF president Sebastian Coe as the next sprint sensation in athletics.
Asher-Smith won the silver medal in the 100 metres at the 2019 World Championships in a new British record of 10.83 seconds.
As of July 2021, her best season times in her signature events were 10.91 seconds and 22.06 seconds.
However, it does not just sport that Asher-Smith excels at.
She also holds a BA in history from King’s College London.
Published at Sat, 31 Jul 2021 10:38:00 +0000