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04 October 2019

Dina Asher-Smith takes 200m Gold and 100m Silver at World Athletics Championships

King's Alumna continues to break records on the world athletic stage.

 Dina Asher-Smith, British Sprinter and King's alumna

Dina, King's Alumnus (BA History 2017) and previous King's Sport Performance Athlete, took Gold in the 200m and Silver in the 100m at the World Athletics Championships in Doha. 

Asher-Smith ran 10.83 in the 100m and 21.88 in the 200m breaking two British Records respectively. The 23-year-old graduate became the first British woman in an individual World-Championships sprint medal in over 36 years. 

We are truly proud of the athletes that have gone to the World Championships this year and this really goes to show what World Class talent King’s attracts, supporting them in their Dual Career ambitions to achieve in both their chosen sport and academic endeavours

Andy Allford, Associate Director: King's Sport

Dina isn’t the only King’s connected athlete to be performing at the World stage in Doha – with current King’s student and performance athlete Imani-Lara Lansiquot (Psychology) also competing in the individual 100m reaching the Semi-Finals. Lavai Nielsen (Geography, 2018) is also at the Championships, having competed in the 400m this week.

Imani will compete alongside Dina in the 100m relay on Saturday 6 October at 20:05

These successes comes weeks after the announcement that King's Sport has partnered with the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) to become an accredited delivery site for elite British Athletes. 

The TASS Dual Career Accreditation will give King's the opportunity to support student athletes perform at their best in not only their chosen sport but academic study. You can find out more about the King's Sport Performance programme here

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