World Indoor Athletics Tour: Dina Asher-Smith picks up back to back victories

Jane McGuire
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Photo credit: Pool - Getty Images
Photo credit: Pool - Getty Images

From Runner's World

After not competing internationally for over a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, it’s safe to say 200m World Champion Dina Asher-Smith is back, after achieving back to back victories at the World Indoor Athletics Tour this weekend.

In her first 60m race in Karlsruhe, Germany on Friday, Asher-Smith won with a time of 7.08 seconds - a new personal best for the sprinter. Her time is also just 0.02 seconds off the British record held by Asha Philip.

Taking to social media after the event, Asher-Smith said, ‘Finally back at it!!! 💥💥💥

7.08!! A world leading time, equal PB and my fastest season opener ever. What a way to kick off 2021 and end the competition drought.

Düsseldorf tomorrow - can’t wait to get on the line again’

In Sunday’s race in Düsseldorf, Asher-Smith picked up her second 60m victory, finishing in 7.12 seconds ahead of Switzerland’s Ajla del Ponte (7.16secs).

Afterwards, Asher-Smith wrote on Instagram, ‘Took the win in Düsseldorf! ⠀

Happy to have put together a series of good 60m performances in such a short space of time ⚡️ now for a few days work and then we go again in Lievin ♥️ love being back racing!’

She will next be running in Lievin, France on 9 February.

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