Teenager Asher-Smith breaks British 100m record

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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.


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First published on: 25 May, 2015 12:00 am

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