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DINA GETS GOLD!

Added on: 30th September, 2019 by O1

DINA GETS GOLD!

Last Updated:
Thu, 3 October 2019

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Orpington born Dina Asher-Smith set yet another new British Record to win the gold medal in the 200m final at the World Athletics Championships in Doha last night.

Following her Silver medal in the 100m on Sunday night when she became the first British woman to win an individual World Championships sprint medal in 36 years, Dina broke her own British Record for 200m with a time of 21.88 seconds.

With an incredible run, she became the first British woman to win a major global sprint gold medal, and only the seventh British woman ever to win a world championship title - an astonishing achievement.

Running as the favourite, the pressure was on. But Dina rose to the challenge.

Speaking to the BBC, the 100m and 200m European champion, and now World 200m champion, said, "my coach, John, and I knew we could do it but there's a difference between knowing it and going out and doing it.

"I'm lost for words. I dreamed of this and now it's real," she told BBC Sport. "I don't think it's properly sunk in."

Four time Olympic gold medalist, Michael Johnson, said, "It's Dina's attitude [that has taken her to the next level]. She has taken every year to learn and to get better. Not just from a technical aspect, training or race standpoint. She is very careful how she handles her career and how she gets the most out of this potential."


Dina, who grew up in Orpington attending Perry Hall Primary School and Newstead Woods secondary, has a chance for a third medal when she competes as part of the 4 x 100m relay team.

Two world championship finals, two British records. Awesome. Congratulations, Dina. Orpington is super proud!

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Louise - 4 Oct, 2019 - 08:53AM

Congratulations Dina! You have always been an inspiration to our children at the Bees Academy, Norman Park and now you are an inspiration to the world!

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