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.