Dina Asher-Smith finds silver lining in Zurich final after Olympics heartbreak

  • Thread starter Sean Ingle at Letzigrund Stadium, Zurich
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Sean Ingle at Letzigrund Stadium, Zurich

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  • Sprinter second behind Elaine Thompson-Herah
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After a season drenched in tears and heartbreak, Dina Asher-Smith went toe-to-toe with the greatest women’s sprinter in history – and reminded everyone just what she can do when her body is firing and pain-free.

On a raucous and joyous night in Zurich, a crowd of nearly 30,000 roared Asher-Smith on as she flew out of the blocks and led the double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah for 50m, before the Jamaican found a fifth and sixth gear to power home in 10.65sec – the eighth fastest in history – to add the Diamond League 100m crown to her collection.

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