world news Dina Asher-Smith sets new British 100m record at Diamond League Bislett Games
Dina Asher-Smith broke her personal British 100m report 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 an adolescent in 2015, was narrowly denied victory by Ivory Coast’s Murielle Ahoure.
“I am over the moon, to get the British report is superb,” she stated.
Earlier, Scotland’s Chris O’Hare set his season’s finest in successful the 1500m – a race exterior 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 doable showdown with defending champion Dafne Schippers.
The Londoner was fourth within the 200m on the World Championship in London final summer season regardless of her season being significantly disrupted by a damaged foot.
She didn’t compete within the 100m at April’s Commonwealth Video games, taking bronze within the 200m as a substitute.
Nonetheless, she regarded sharp over the shorter distance on the Bislett Video games in Norway, ending effectively 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 yr is all about specializing in the European Championships in Berlin in August. I am free from college now so I can actually concentrate on 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.