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Dina Asher-Smith aims high in juggling sprinting and academic ambition

Dina Asher-Smith first set out her Olympic dreams 10 years ago; now the 19-year-old sprinter has a world bronze medal and a world junior title to her name already, as well as impressive academic success
Dina Asher-Smith gets desired results at home and at Europeans

Around the time of the Athens Olympics, when she was eight or nine, Dina Asher-Smith drew a picture of herself with six words scribbled underneath: I want to win the Olympics. Ten years on, that schoolgirl fantasy looks increasingly like prophesy.

Last year, when she was only 17, Asher-Smith won a world championship bronze medal in Moscow, bolting away at the gun as Britain’s 4x100m relay team were propelled into a shock podium spot. Afterwards she confessed to being “over the moon”. This year, though, she reached further into the stars.

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Dina Asher-Smith aims high in juggling sprinting and academic ambition

Dina Asher-Smith first set out her Olympic dreams 10 years ago; now the 19-year-old sprinter has a world bronze medal and a world junior title to her name already, as well as impressive academic success
Dina Asher-Smith gets desired results at home and at Europeans

Around the time of the Athens Olympics, when she was eight or nine, Dina Asher-Smith drew a picture of herself with six words scribbled underneath: I want to win the Olympics. Ten years on, that schoolgirl fantasy looks increasingly like prophesy.

Last year, when she was only 17, Asher-Smith won a world championship bronze medal in Moscow, bolting away at the gun as Britain’s 4x100m relay team were propelled into a shock podium spot. Afterwards she confessed to being “over the moon”. This year, though, she reached further into the stars.

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