Tokyo 2020: Dina Asher-Smith is back and Team GB sets new 4x100m record - Women's Running

Tokyo 2020: Dina Asher-Smith is back and Team GB sets new 4x100m record

Author: Kate Sellers

Read Time:   |  August 5, 2021

After having to pull out of the 200m with a hamstring injury, we weren’t sure if we’d see Dina Asher-Smith in the 4x100m relay. But she joined Asha Philip, Imani-Lara Lansiquot and Daryll Neita at the start line of the qualifiers, hoping to secure a spot in the final.

Secure it they did – and then some. Not only were they the fastest qualifiers, but they also set a new British record for the event, finishing in 41.55s.

“There was never any doubt in my mind that I’d be lining up here today,” said Dina. “The relay’s really important – we got a bronze medal in Rio – so I knew I had to rest up and then get ready for the team event.”

We love that team spirit, Dina – and we can’t wait to watch the final tomorrow.

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Kate Sellers

Kate Sellers

Kate is our Senior Digital Executive and a keen runner. She's also a qualified Personal Trainer and yoga teacher, so she knows her stuff about workouts, cross-training and stretching. She loves to combine running and exploring, so you'll often find her testing out the latest kit in exciting locations across the UK and beyond. Kate champions exercising for enjoyment. "Most of the year, you'll find me running for fun and wellbeing," she says. "That being said, I do still love the thrill of training for a race from time to time!"

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