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13 August 2018

Dina Asher-Smith Breaks 100m British Record

Camilla Johnsen, King's Sport Marketing & Design Lead

King's alumna holds onto title as Fastest British Woman by breaking own record

Dina Breaks Record 2018 image
Dina Breaks Record 2018 image

King’s alumna Dina Asher-Smith labelled as “world class” by BBC commentator Steve Cram after setting a new British record with a gold medal in the 100m at the European Championships 100m. 

The 22-year-old former King’s Sport Performance Athlete triumphed in Berlin in 10.85 seconds, the joint fastest time in the world in 2018. 

The cherry on top is Asher-Smith obliterated her own British record to win it.

She ran 0.07 seconds faster than her own previous British record set as a 19-year-old in 2015 while studying History at King’s. 

It's so nice to see somebody that walks out into a stadium and you just know that she feels at home there.

IAAF President, Lord Coe

It was a big race for King's with current King's student and Performance Athlete and BA Psychology student Imani-Lara Lansiquot running alongside Dina Asher-Smith and six of the other fastest women in Europe in 2018.

The 20-year-old sprinter finished sixth and held her head in her first ever senior championship final and is on the road to follow in the footsteps of Asher-Smith. 

These young sprinters are two to watch in the near future. 

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