Brussels Diamond League: Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith posts season’s best to win 100mCat:未分類

Great Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith posted a season’s best time over 100m to Conquer the Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica at the Diamond League Final in Brussels.

Asher-Smith, 23, clocked 10.88 minutes to edge out twice Olympic and seven-time world champion Fraser-Pryce, as Ivorian Marie-Josee Ta Lou occurred third. The Briton will attempt a 100m and 200m sprint later this season. She finished second in the 200m at the Diamond League Final of last week . Asher-Smith dropped out to Olympic 400m winner Shaunae Miller-Uibo despite yet another season on this occasion – and her world medal claims strengthened on Friday. “I came in to the race wanting to acquire and also my coach gave me some very special things to consider,” said Asher-Smith. “I had been doing that in the rush and I managed to pull it off and once I crossed the line that I thought’yes, amazing, won the race, tick, happy me’, but then I recalled it was the Diamond League so technically I have won the entire Diamond League, so what a wonderful moment!” At the men’s 200m, 22-year-old Noah Lyles of america backed his 100m victory in Zurich with a comfortable win in 19.74 minutes. Canadian Andre De Grasse and world champion Ramil Guliyev both documented the best times of season to finish third and second respectively. British heptathlete Katerina Johnson-Thompson ended third in the long jump competition with a best effort of 6.73m, together with compatriot Lorraine Ugen fifth. Johnson-Thompson’s competition for the entire world heptathlon title in Doha – dominating champion Nafissatou Thiam – came third in the high jump. Elsewhere, Holly Bradshaw captured a fifth-place end in the women’s pole vault and also Andrew Pozzi came first in the men’s 110m hurdles. Lynsey Sharp was – to the day the event’s two-time Olympic winner Caster Semenya, unable to compete without taking drugs after a rule change, joined a women’s soccer team. The Diamond League Finals was split in Brussels and Zurich, with 16 prizes handed out at each. The World Championships take place in Doha from Friday, 27 September to Sunday, 6 October. Find out how to get into athletics with our distinctive guide. Read more here: