February 4, 2021
Hublot Ambassador Dina Asher-Smith wins women’s 60m
Britain’s 200m world champion Dina Asher-Smith picked up her second indoor victory over 60m in Germany last weekend with another impressive win in Dusseldorf on Sunday.
Asher-Smith reached her personal best last week Friday in Karlsruhe, by running 7.08 seconds to claim victory at the World Indoor Tour in Germany, the 25-year-old then clocked 7.12 seconds to finish ahead of Switzerland’s Ajla del Ponte (7.16secs), and win the women’s 60m final on Sunday, making it a remarkable back to back win for the athlete.
Last week was the first time the British sprint queen has raced indoors for over three years and anywhere for almost over a year. Her last international appearance had been at the 2019 World Championships in Doha, where she was crowned world 200m champion.
Asher- Smith was excited to get back to racing after a slow paced 2020; She raced just three times in the coronavirus-hit 2020, all low-key club races. “I am happy to be back running again. It has been quite a long time since my last race in 2019,” Asher-Smith told Athletics Weekly.
She also commented on her wins at the Indoor races last weekend, expressing her gratitude to her followers on her twitter last weekend.
“Took the win in Düsseldorf! Pleased to have put together some strong performances over the past few days + end the racing drought! Now for a few days work and then onto Lieven… Thank you for all the support, seeing your tweets and pics have made me smile. Loving being back!” – Twitter, 2021.
Elsewhere on Friday, Sophie McKinna broke her indoor personal best to place third in the women’s shot put, while Melissa Courtney-Bryant finished strongly in third in the women’s 3,000m.
Andy Butchart finished fourth in the men’s 3,000m with an indoor personal best time of seven minutes 40.85 secs, breaking his own Scottish indoor record.
Asher-Smith is set to race in Lievin on 9 February and confirmed she will race at the European Indoor Championships in Turon, Poland, from 5-7 March.
Last weekend’s race was Asher-Smith’s her rustbuster, and the beginning of what could be a big year for the Brit, who, at 25, is entering an Olympic year right in the middle of her prime.