Asher-Smith withdraws from Grand Prix
Asher-Smith withdraws from Grand Prix

Kent’s Dina Asher-Smith has withdrawn from today’s British Grand Prix event in Gateshead as a precaution with a tight hamstring.

The 25-year-old sprinter from Orpington was set to run in the 200m in what would have been her final race before the Tokyo Olympics.

The Gateshead event also forms part of the Diamond League series. Organisers confirmed her withdrawal in a statement and said: “With the Olympic Games so close she does not want to risk anything.”

“As you all know, I love running in front of a home crowd but I have to make smart decisions for myself and my body ahead of Tokyo!”

“I’m sorry to those who were hoping to see me run this week but I’m looking forward to making you all proud in a few weeks time.”

The Olympic Games start on July 23rd.