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Silver for Dina in Doha

Added on: 29th September, 2019 by O1

Silver for Dina in Doha

Last Updated:
Tue, 1 October 2019

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Orpington born Dina Asher-Smith set a new British Record to win the Silver Medal in the 100m final at the World Athletics Championships in Doha last night.

The first British woman to win an individual World Championships sprint medal in 36 years, Dina broke her own British Record running a time of 10.83 seconds, coming second only to the now 4 time World Champion, Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce.

Speaking to the BBC, the 100m and 200m European champion said, "A PB, a national record - that is more than you can ask for in a final. Shelly-Ann did a fantastic performance and that's why she's an absolute legend. I am happy!"

Dina, who grew up in Orpington attending Perry Hall Primary School and Newstead Woods secondary, will now aim to win a further two medals, in the 200m and 4x100m relay.

On the possibility of Gold in the 200m, she said, "I think we've all got to dare to dream, simply because it's the championships. That's what everyone who enters an event is here for."

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