Sprint sensation- Great Britain’s 200m World Champion, 100m silver medallist, 2018 3-time gold medal winner at the European Championships; in both the 100m and 200m, along with her astonishing final leg of the relay to secure gold for team GB.
Born in Farnborough, London in December 1995, Dina Asher Smith had always been a very active and sporty child, aged 8 she joined the Blackheath and Bromley Harriers Athletic Club and has remained there ever since, her coach John Blackie was awarded Coach of the Year at the 2019 Sports Personality of the Year awards, where Dina finished third in the running for the Sports Personality of the Year award.
This award followed an extremely impressive showing at the 2019 IAAF World Championships in Doha;
29th September 2019, 100m final, Dina breaks the British record and sets a new personal best with 10.88 seconds, winning silver, only second to 8- time world champion Jamaica’s Shelley-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Asher Smith’s first global outdoor medal.
2nd October 2019, 200m final: Dina wins gold! Breaks the British women’s 200m record and sets another personal best with 21.88 seconds. She is the first Briton to win a world or Olympic sprint title since Linford Christie in 1993.
5th October 2019, women’s 4x100m relay: Asha Philip, Dina Asher-Smith, Ashleigh Nelson and Daryll Neita won a sensational silver! Clocking a series best of 41.85 seconds.
This was followed only 19 minutes later by another silver win for team GB, this time it was for the men’s 4x100m relay, Adam Gemili, Zharnel Hughes, Richard Kilty and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake storm to an impressive 37.36 seconds.
The year before was just as successful for the sprint superstar, at the European Championships in 2018, she became a triple European Champion, Dina won gold in the 100m, 200m and the relay.
Not only has she won a plethora of sporting accolades she has also won a range of awards. To add to her BBC Sports Personality of the Year third place award, in 2019 she was named the Sunday Times’ Sportswoman of the Year, also; Sports Star of the Year at the Remarkable Women Awards, and the British Army Sportswoman Award at the 2020 British Ethnic Diversity Awards.
All of her sporting achievements and awards prove she is a force to be reckoned with not only in the athletics world but the sporting world as a whole. We can’t wait to see what she does at next year’s Olympics in Tokyo.