Asher-Smith shines in Stockholm
Asher-Smith shines in Stockholm

Keeping her emotions in check was key according to Kent’s Dina Asher-Smith as the sprinter backed up her British-record setting form with another storming run at the latest Diamond League meeting.

On Thursday the 22-year-old from Orpington broke her own 100m record with a run of 10.92 seconds in Oslo to finish second behind Ivory Coast’s Murielle Ahoure.

But she turned the tables on her rival three days later to take top spot in Stockholm – this time stopping the clock at 10.93.

The Olympic relay bronze medallist has already tasted international success this season with 200m bronze and 4x100m gold at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in April.

And ahead of the European Championships in August, the Brit was encouraged by not just her form, but also by retaining a cool temperament on the track.

“I am really happy that I was able to reproduce that time (from Oslo) because I am an excitable person so when I do something good, I normally take a little bit of time to come down, so the big thing for me was controlling my excitement and not getting psychologically drained between races. So, I am really happy that I was able to do that.

” I was especially happy with the second half of the race. The start wasn’t quite what I wanted but after that I was happy with how I came through as this is what my coach and my team have been working on.”

“Now I can go and recover and head home for the trials (British Athletics Championships).”


 
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