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Dina Asher-Smith units new British 100m document at Diamond League Bislett Video games

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Dina Asher-Smith units new British 100m document at Diamond League Bislett Video games

Dina Asher-Smith units new British 100m document at Diamond League Bislett Video games

Dina Asher-Smith broke her personal British 100m document with a run of 10.92 seconds on the Diamond League assembly in Oslo.

The 22-year-old, who set the previous national mark of 10.99 as a youngster in 2015, was narrowly denied victory by Ivory Coast’s Murielle Ahoure.

“I am over the moon, to get the British document is wonderful,” she mentioned.

Earlier, Scotland’s Chris O’Hare set his season’s finest in profitable the 1500m – a race outdoors Diamond League classification.

The 27-year-old Scot got here residence in three minutes 35,96 seconds.

Asher-Smith’s efficiency will increase expectations for August’s European Championships in Berlin and a attainable showdown with defending champion Dafne Schippers.

The Londoner was fourth within the 200m on the World Championship in London final summer time regardless of her season being critically disrupted by a damaged foot.

She didn’t compete within the 100m at April’s Commonwealth Video games, taking bronze within the 200m as an alternative.

Nonetheless, she seemed sharp over the shorter distance on the Bislett Video games in Norway, ending nicely away from Trinidad and Tobago’s Commonwealth Video games 100m champion Michelle-Lee Ahye.

“I am so proud of how the race went,” Asher-Smith added.

“This 12 months is all about specializing in the European Championships in Berlin in August. I am free from college now so I can actually give attention to my racing.”

Elsewhere, compatriot Adam Gemili got here residence fourth within the 200m in a season’s finest 20.21, whereas South African world and Olympic champion Caster Semenya cruised to victory within the 800m.

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