British Championships: Dina Asher-Smith and Reece Prescod declare 100m victories
|British Athletics Championships|
|Date: 30 June – 1 July Venue: Alexander Stadium, Birmingham|
|Protection: Stay protection on BBC Two and the Crimson Button on Sunday. Full details|
Dina Asher-Smith set a British Championship document as she gained the ladies’s 100m on the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham.
The 22-year-old dominated the race, breaking away within the remaining metres to take gold in 10.97 seconds.
Reece Prescod edged out Zharnel Hughes and CJ Ujah to retain his 100m title in a robust males’s discipline.
Prescod, 22, claimed victory in 10.06 seconds, which secured his place at August’s European Championships.
Hughes took second in 10.13, whereas Ujah completed in third place in 10.18.
Within the girls’s excessive soar, Morgan Lake beat Commonwealth heptathlon champion Katarina Johnson-Thompson.
Lake cleared a championship document of 1.97m on her second try and solely narrowly missed out on clearing the 2m mark.
Johnson-Thompson didn’t clear the 1.93m mark, taking silver with a season-best 1.90m soar, whereas Nikki Manson claimed bronze with 1.87m.
In the meantime, Laura Muir gained her 800m warmth to qualify for Sunday’s remaining, alongside fellow Scot Lynsey Sharp.
Asher-Smith clocks snug win
Asher-Smith holds the British document for each 100m and 200m occasions, and can defend her European 200m title in Berlin in Might.
She has run the fifth-fastest time of any girl this 12 months, and put in a superb efficiency in Birmingham.
The 200m Commonwealth Video games bronze medallist completed first in her semi-final in windy situations and cruised to general victory in beneath 11 seconds.
“The wind was performing some loopy stuff all through the day,” Asher-Smith informed BBC Sport.
“I hoped it could flip round and we might set a quick time, and I suppose it did, so I am comfortable.”
Daryll Neita completed second behind Asher-Smith in 11.1 seconds, with Bianca Williams third in 11.20.
Former British Olympic hurdler Colin Jackson on BBC TV
Clearly Dina Asher-Smith is a world-class sprinter. She’s arrived on the scene in a really optimistic method.
In the event you can come to your nationwide championships and never be pushed, it exhibits you might have the potential of stepping up one other stage.
She has a fluency and a method that’s actually flawless. Even when she’s working exhausting, she nonetheless appears to be like snug, and that is a vital factor about Dina.
Victory for Miller and Seddon
Within the males’s hammer, Nick Miller – who gained Commonwealth gold in April – took the title with a throw of 75.33m.
Naomi Ogbeta’s season-best soar of 13.95m secured her the triple soar title, whereas Zak Seddon gained the boys’s 3,000m steeplechase in eight minutes 33.12 seconds.
“For a few years I’ve tried to get this title,” Seddon informed BBC Sport. “I’ve fallen, I’ve come second – however I will be a contented boy tonight.”
Matthew Hudson-Smith certified quickest for the boys’s 400m remaining, which takes place on Sunday.
Conrad Williams, showing at his remaining British Championships earlier than retiring, pulled up in his 400m warmth however was applauded by the group as he bought again to his toes and crossed the road.