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Dina Asher-Smith takes victory over 200m in Diamond League meeting in Florence | Athletics News


World champion Dina Asher-Smith claimed an emphatic victory in the best 22.06 seconds of the season, the second fastest time in the world this year and a Golden Gala reunion record; Asher-Smith’s time was only 0.03 seconds away from Shaunae Miller-Uibo’s world-leading mark

Last updated: 10/06/21 22:01

Dina Asher-Smith celebrates after winning the 200m at the Diamond League meeting in Florence

Dina Asher-Smith took the victory in the 200m at the Diamond League meeting in Florence.

The world champion took an emphatic victory in the best 22.06 seconds of the season, the second fastest time in the world this year and a Golden Gala reunion record.

Asher-Smith’s time was only 0.03 seconds away from Shaunae Miller-Uibo’s world-leading mark and she’s convinced there is more to come.

“It has been very difficult over the past year and a bit because of the pandemic, so I’m really proud to be able to devote that kind of time [down] and I definitely have more of it in me, ”she said.

Victory continued the 25-year-old’s undefeated start to the season after wins in the 100m at Gateshead and Hengelo and her season opener in the 200m in Savona last month.

Her compatriot Laura Muir was also impressive finishing third in a high-level 1500m won by Dutchman Sifan Hassan, who clocked a world record of 3 minutes 53.63 seconds.

The Scotsman finished with the best time of the season in 3: 55.59 and said: “I’m really happy with this result – I think it’s my second fastest time ever and a long way from my British record. To be able to run that fast in the lead time until the Olympics, it really feels good. “

Meanwhile, Andrew Pozzi and CJ Ujah finished second in the 110m hurdles and 100m respectively.





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