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Dina Asher-Smith: Top 10 fastest timings of the athlete in the women’s 200 m

Dina Rachel Asher-Smith is a British sprinter who is the fastest British woman on record. She won a gold medal in 200 metres, silver in 100 metres and another silver in the 4×100 m at World Championships. This broke her own British records with further records which still stand. Asher-Smith was the first Briton to win three medals at a World Championships. She is the British record holder for the 100 m and 200 m and the British indoor record holder for the 60 m. She earned a bronze in the 200 m at the 2022 World Championships. As part of the 4×100 m relay teams, she won medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics and 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Dina will be one of the main medal contenders in Paris as well. Asher-Smith is also a three-time individual European champion

Career Arch of Dina Asher-Smith

Asher-Smith was part of the winning Great Britain team for the 4 × 100 m relay at the London Grand Prix meet and was the youngest athlete selected for the Great Britain and Northern Ireland Squad for the 2013 World Championships in Moscow. Along with teammates Annabelle Lewis, Ashleigh Nelson and Hayley Jones, she won a bronze medal in the 4 × 100 m relay. She took the silver medal for the 60 m at the 2015 European Indoor Championships. It was the first time in 30 years that a British female won a medal in the event. At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Asher-Smith finished fifth in the 200 metres. She took the bronze medal with her teammates in the 4 x 100 m relay.

In 2018, she went to Australia early to train and get used to the conditions prior to the Commonwealth Games scheduled to take place in Gold Coast. She qualified for the 200 m final and came away with a bronze medal in a time of 22.29 seconds. At the 2018 European Championships in Berlin, Asher-Smith won both the 100 m and 200m metres titles. She became the first British woman in history to run below 22 seconds for 200 metres. Dina won a third gold medal in the 4 × 100 m relay. Asher-Smith won the silver medal in the 100 m at the 2019 IAAF World Championships in a new British record of 10.83 seconds. She was the first female British sprinter to win an individual medal in the world championships since Kathy Cook. On 2 October, she became the World Champion in the 200 m.

Going into the 2021 season, Asher-Smith was a strong medal favourite in the Olympics. Her season was off to a promising as she won the women’s 100 m final at the Diamond League against a world-class field. This particular race included athletes such as Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Blessing Okagbare, Marie-Josée Ta Lou and Sha’Carri Richardson. She came into the Olympics and gained selection in the 100 m, 200 m and 4 x 100 m relay. But, she failed to qualify for the 100 m final. Nevertheless, she managed to contribute to the 4 x 100 m relay, aiding Great Britain in setting a new national record. It was followed by a bronze medal in the final behind Jamaica and the United States. She later bounced back to end her 2021 campaign with a successful Diamond League campaign. This included the 200 m in Brussels and the 100 m in Zurich.

What are the top ten best runs of Dina Asher-Smith in women’s 200 m?

Competition (Location)DateResultPosition
IAAF World Championships (Qatar)02 OCT 201921.881
European Athletics Championships (Germany)11 AUG 201821.891
World Athletics Championships (USA)19 JUL 202221.962
World Athletics Championships (USA)21 JUL 202222.023
Allianz Memorial Van Damme (Belgium)03 SEP 202122.043
Golden Gala Pietro Mennea (Italy)10 JUN 202122.061
IAAF World Championships (China)28 AUG 201522.075
Weltklasse (Switzerland)29 AUG 201922.082
IAAF World Championships (China)27 AUG 201522.121
IAAF World Championships (Qatar)01 OCT 201922.161

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