19 year-old sprint sensation Dina Asher-Smith has become the fastest British woman in history after setting a new British record of 11.02 (+1.8 m/s) at the FBK Games in Hengelo, the Netherlands.
The world junior 100m champion finished second behind Dutchwoman Dafne Schippers, who won in a time of 10.94.
After the Londoner beat Montell Douglas’s 11.05 GB&NI record set in Loughborough back in 2008, so said she could go faster, saying that she could have started better.
“I think it being May is hopefully a good point for me to go faster later in the season,” said Asher-Smith.
“I was absolutely over the moon. I really wasn’t expecting to run that time with the kind of race that I ran so I was really happy,” she said.
“I’ve got a few things to work on so I think that points to me being able to replicate and do a bit better later in the season.”
Asha Philip, 24, set the third fastest time by a British woman as she finished third behind the European Indoor 60m gold and silver medalists with 11.10.