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Agonising fourth for Dina Asher-Smith as Dafne Schippers strikes 200m gold

• British sprinter is fifth GB athlete to finish fourth in the championships
• Dutchwoman Schippers successfully defends her title

Dina Asher-Smith has endured her fair share of pain this season with a gruelling recovery from a broken foot but the agony of missing out on 200m bronze by seven hundredths of a second should not cloud the scale of her comeback.

The 21-year-old would surely have won her first global senior medal had her season not been decimated by a fractured navicular bone in February. But she lowered her season’s best by half a second to finish fourth in 22.22sec as the Dutchwoman Dafne Schippers defended her title. In another couple of steps Asher-Smith would have run down Shaunae Miller-Uibo, the Bahamian. And with another couple of months’ training under her belt, who knows what might have transpired.

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