Commonwealth bronze for Asher-Smith
Commonwealth bronze for Asher-Smith

Kent’s Dina Asher-Smith held on for a bronze medal in the women’s 200m final at the Commonwealth Games.

The 22-year-old from Orpington – who is the British record-holder in the event – led a world-class field round the bend, but began to fade on the home straight, but still managed to secure a medal for Team England.

Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson, Olympic champion in the 100m and 200m in Rio, threatened to overtake Asher-Smith on her outside, but the Englishwoman rallied in the final metres of the race to win bronze by just one one-hundredth of a second.

The high-quality final saw Bahamian Shaunae Miller-Uibo claim gold, crossing the line in a Games-record time of 22.09s to add the Commonwealth title to her 400m Olympic crown.

Shericka Jackson – who won bronze in that Olympic 400m final – picked up the silver medal with a personal-best time of 22.18s.

England’s Bianca Williams also qualified for the final, but her time of 23.06s saw her finish sixth.


 
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