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Asher-Smith in really good shape
Asher-Smith in really good shape

Kent’s Dina Asher-Smith continued her preparations for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris with a 200m gold medal at the Jamaica Athletics Invitational in Kingston.

The sprinter beat Jessika Gbai and Lanae-Tava Thomas with a time of 22.51 seconds and said she felt “in really good shape” after sealing the win. 

After the race, Asher-Smith gave an update on her form as she looks ahead to the Olympics this summer and said that despite her success in the Caribbean, there are improvements to be made.

“I’m in really good shape so I was hoping to get a quicker time today,” Asher-Smith said.

“Clearly, I’ve got some stuff that I’ve got to work on so I’m going to go back to Austin [Texas] to work on them, but I’m happy to have won here in Jamaica.

“The 28-year-old, who became 200m world champion in 2019, will bid to become an Olympic champion for the first time this summer at her third Games.

She has two Olympic bronze medals, which both came in the 4x100m relay, at the Rio Games in 2016 and Tokyo Games in 2021.