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Category: Dina Asher-Smith

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Dina Asher-Smith continues winning streak with dominant Florence victory

Sprinter races home in 22.06sec for second Diamond League winLaura Muir runs second-best 1500m of career to finish thirdFirst Dina Asher-Smith sent an ominous warning to her Olympic rivals on the track by sauntering to the third-quickest 200m time of h…

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Asher-Smith warns Diamond League rivals she is ‘much, much stronger’

World 200m champion credits gruelling winter trainingFraser-Pryce and Richardson also line up in 100mDina Asher-Smith has warned her rivals that she is stronger than ever as she prepares to face the twin threat of the 100m world champion, Shelly-Ann Fr…

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Dina Asher-Smith lays down Tokyo marker with 200m win

British sprinter powers home in 22.56sec in Savona, ItalyAsher-Smith’s first 200m race since 2019 world championshipsSeb Coe, who knows a thing or two about winning Olympic titles, is convinced that Dina Asher-Smith will be Team GB’s poster girl in Tok…

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Dina Asher-Smith lays down Tokyo marker with 200m win

British sprinter powers home in 22.56sec in Savona, ItalyAsher-Smith’s first 200m race since 2019 world championshipsSeb Coe, who knows a thing or two about winning Olympic titles, is convinced that Dina Asher-Smith will be Team GB’s poster girl in Tok…

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Dina Asher-Smith lays down Tokyo marker with 200m win

British sprinter powers home in 22.56sec in Savona, ItalyAsher-Smith’s first 200m race since 2019 world championshipsSeb Coe, who knows a thing or two about winning Olympic titles, is convinced that Dina Asher-Smith will be Team GB’s poster girl in Tok…

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Dina Asher-Smith lays down Tokyo marker with 200m win

British sprinter powers home in 22.56sec in Savona, ItalyAsher-Smith’s first 200m race since 2019 world championshipsSeb Coe, who knows a thing or two about winning Olympic titles, is convinced that Dina Asher-Smith will be Team GB’s poster girl in Tok…

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Katarina Johnson-Thompson says injury will not affect Olympic plans

KJT suffered achilles injury late last yearDina Asher-Smith wins second race in three daysKatarina Johnson-Thompson has suffered an achilles injury but say it will not affect her plans for the Tokyo Olympics in the summer.The heptathlon world champion …

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Dina Asher-Smith returns in style with 60m World Indoor Tour victory

British sprinter wins in Karlsruhe after 15 months outAsher-Smith equals 60m personal best with 7.08sec timeDina Asher-Smith made an impressive return to competition as she equalled her personal best in winning the women’s 60m at the World Indoor Tour …

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Team GB’s Olympic contenders should seek advice from Ennis-Hill, says Coe

Coe urges gold medal hopefuls to reach out to Ennis-HillJessica Ennis-Hill’s London 2012 preparation was ‘textbook’Sebastian Coe has urged Dina Asher-Smith and Katarina Johnson-Thompson to seek out Jessica Ennis-Hill for advice on how to deal with the …

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Team GB’s Olympic contenders should seek advice from Ennis-Hill, says Coe

Coe urges gold medal hopefuls to reach out to Ennis-HillJessica Ennis-Hill’s London 2012 preparation was ‘textbook’Sebastian Coe has urged Dina Asher-Smith and Katarina Johnson-Thompson to seek out Jessica Ennis-Hill for advice on how to deal with the …

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Sotherton fears fixture pile-up will deny Asher-Smith Commonwealth treble

Team England’s new leader says sprinter will be ‘selective’Three major championships within five-week spell in 2022The pile-up of championships in 2022 could rob the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham of some of its biggest stars and will make it impossi…

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Covid-19 has rocked women’s sport but its future remains bright

Hope and determination abound throughout professional women’s sport despite the profound challenges brought by the coronavirus pandemicThe images come from a different time and place: before the sporting world became submerged in sepia and nostalgia, b…

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Three championships in 2022 offers Asher-Smith treble chance says Coe

World, European and Commonwealth Games slated for 2022Three events to be squeezed into a six-week windowDina Asher-Smith will have a shot at an unprecedented world, Commonwealth and European treble in the summer of 2022 after Sebastian Coe confirmed th…

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Sports Personality of the Year: our writers on the six contenders

Ben Stokes produced two match-winning innings but Dina Asher-Smith made history and Lewis Hamilton got title No 6Stride by stride, second by second, Dina Asher-Smith had a 2019 for the ages. To win one world athletics medal would have been staggering e…

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Ben Stokes overwhelming favourite to win Sports Personality of the Year

World Cup final and Headingley Ashes win make Stokes odds-onDina Asher-Smith second on list after World Championship goldThere will be another public vote this weekend. On Sunday night, the BBC will announce its Sports Personality of the Year with Ben …

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Ben Stokes overwhelming favourite to win Sports Personality of the Year

World Cup final and Headingley Ashes win make Stokes odds-onDina Asher-Smith second on list after World Championship goldThere will be another public vote this weekend. On Sunday night, the BBC will announce its Sports Personality of the Year with Ben …

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Ben Stokes on pole to take BBC sports personality of the year award

• Dina Asher-Smith and Katarina Johnson-Thompson in frame• Raheem Sterling, AW Jones and Lewis Hamilton shortlistedBen Stokes will face competition from Dina Asher-Smith, Katarina Johnson-Thompson and Raheem Sterling as he seeks to become the first cri…

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Dina Asher-Smith’s brilliance fails to hide low British medal haul

• Five medals is lowest world championship total since 2005• We should do better, says athletics performance directorDespite a week in which Dina Asher-Smith and Katarina Johnson-Thompson hit the very highest notes, the British team have left these wor…

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The Observer view on the World Athletics Championships: a sport in crisis | Observer editorial

Golden moments on the track can’t disguise a deeply flawed event in DohaMajor sports events tend to follow the same, inviolable narrative. In the build-up, the projections are universally doom-laden. Media reports focus on the dubious circumstances und…

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Dina Asher-Smith hurtles to historic treble as GB win relay silver in Doha

• Sprinter is first Briton to win three world championship medals• GB men and women teams each take second place in 4x100mDina Asher-Smith put one last dollop of icing on her stunning week in Doha by winning another silver medal in the 4x100m relay – a…