Participants

Dina ASHER-SMITH

Dina ASHER-SMITH
    Athletics
Birth Date:  04 Dec 1995
Place of Birth:  FARNBOROUGH
Country of birth:  GBR
Age:  22
Gender:   Female
Height (cm):  165
Weight (Kg):  58

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
ATH Athletics Women's 200m 3 Bronze
Women's 4 x 100m Relay 1 Gold

Dina ASHER-SMITH - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Tue, 10 Apr 12:27
Women's 200m Round 1 - Heat 2
Finished
Wed, 11 Apr 20:10
Women's 200m Semifinal 1
Finished
Thu, 12 Apr 21:38
Gold Medal Event Women's 200m Final
Finished
Sat, 14 Apr 14:57
Gold Medal Event Women's 4 x 100m Relay Final
Finished

Biographical Information


Highlights
Olympic Games
YearLocationEventRankResult
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Women's 4 x 100m Relay 3 41.01
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Women's 200m 5 22.31

World Championships
YearLocationEventRankResult
2017 London, GBR Women's 200m 4 22.22
2017 London, GBR Women's 4 x 100m Relay 2 42.12
2015 Beijing, CHN Women's 200m 5 22.07
2015 Beijing, CHN Women's 4 x 100m Relay 4 42.10
2013 Moscow, RUS Women's 4 x 100m Relay 3 42.87

Hobbies

Cooking and reading (kcl.ac.uk, 1 Dec 2015)


Education: History at King's College London, England
Languages spoken: English
Coach

PERSONAL: John BLACKIE (GBR) (englandathletics.org, 27 Oct 2017)


Injuries

Fractured foot in February 2017 and season-ending hamstring tear in August 2014. (athleticsweekly.com, 16 Oct 2017; iaaf.org, 05 Mar 2015)


Reason: "I did a bit of long jump, but we found out I was better on the runway than with the jumping itself, so I just started sprinting." (mirror.co.uk, 27 Aug 2015)
Memorable: Becoming the fastest British woman across 100m in 2015. "Going sub-11 (10.99 seconds) inside the Olympic Stadium (London) was really, really special. It was something I had wanted to do for such a long time." (sportsmole.co.uk, 02 Nov 2015)
Hero: Sprinter Allyson FELIX (USA) (theguardian.com, 31 Dec 2015)
Additional information

DETERMINATION
Placed fourth in 200m and second in 4x100m relay at London 2017 World Championships on a quick turnaround from a fractured foot. "These were, mentally and physically, some of the biggest tests I have had to go through. Breaking a foot, turning it around and going to world champs six months later is pretty unheard of, so I was proud of myself and the rest of my wider team." (athleticsweekly.com, 16 Oct 2017)


FAMILY INFLUENCE
Parents like to claim responsibility for her sprinting talent. "My dad is from Jamaica and he used to run in school, but he's pretty vague about it. Mum used to play hockey and run the 800m for her club, so my parents sort of argue over it. Neither of them sprinted at club level though, so it was a shock that I was so fast." (theguardian.com, 29 Dec 2014)


ACHIEVEMENTS
In 2015, the same year she ran 10.99 seconds across 100m, a 22.07 in the 200m broke the British women's record set by Kathy COOK (GBR) at Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games. (bbc.co.uk, 08 Mar 2016; dinaashersmith.com, Dec 2017)


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Legend

Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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