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13 August 2018

History graduate becomes history maker at the European Championships

Dina Asher-Smith won three gold medals at the 2018 European Championships.

Dina Asher-Smith
Dina Asher-Smith

The King's community is celebrating the achievements of past and current students at the 2018 European Championships.

Dina Asher-Smith, who studied history at King's and graduated in 2017, won gold in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay.

Dina ran the 100m in 10.85 seconds, achieving the joint fastest time in the world for 2018. Not only was Dina the first woman to run the 200m in under 22 seconds in 2018, she also became the first woman in almost thirty years to secure a sprint treble at a major championship. 

Psychology student Imani-Lara Lansiquot also won gold in the 4x100m relay and finished the 100m final with a personal-best time. Recent Geography graduate Laviai Nielsen won her 400m semi-final with a personal-best time, eventually finishing fourth in the final.

King's Sport Performance Athletes.

King's is proud to offer support to our students who compete at the highest level while studying at King's.

Visit the King's Sport pages to find out how King's is helping to develop talented athletes through the King's Sport Performance Athlete programme.

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