Dina Asher-Smith

Dina Asher-Smith is right now the face of British Athletics. Currently she holds the British record for the 100 metres and 200 metres and in 2018 European Championships in Berlin, Asher-Smith won both the 100 and 200 metres as well as the 4 x 100 m relay. In 2014 she won the World Junior Championships for the 100 metres when she was 19 years old. She became the first British woman to legally run under 11 seconds in July 2015 for the 100 metres. Last October she was named women’s European Athlete of the Year which is, needless to say, no easy task!

Dina Asher-Smith graduated from King’s College London in 2017, which shows just how incredible she can time manage doing a degree and training full time and this gives me inspiration if ever I feel that I am falling behind with work. What separates Dina from other athletes is how down to earth she is. I was fortunate to meet her during the BT Action Woman Awards 2018 (which she won) and she was saying that hard work is the key to all her success and anyone can follow her lead.

If you haven’t watched it, I thoroughly recommend watching a clip of the 4x100m relay in the European Championships. It is amazing watching her run – she is the fourth leg of the British team and she comes from being in fourth to winning it, by in what in sprinting terms is an enormous lead.


She is a truly inspirational athlete and has managed to overcome many obstacles in her life to be one of the nation’s greatest athletes.

Saskia B

Rowing Rep

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