Tokyo Olympics: Dina Asher-Smith cruises through to 100m semi-finals after finishing second in heat


Dina Asher-Smith cruises through to Saturday’s 100m semi-finals after finishing second behind Team USA’s Teahna Daniels in the first heat to keep her hopes of a double gold medal alive in Tokyo

  • Dina Asher-Smith is through to the women’s 100m semi-finals in Tokyo 
  • Team GB star finished second behind USA’s Teahna Daniels with 11.07 seconds 
  • It was her first defeat of the year but kept her double medal hopes alive 

Dina Asher-Smith’s quest for a double Olympic medal is well on track as she began her campaign by finishing second in the first heat of the 100 metres on Friday.

Team GB’s flag bearer clocked in at 11.07 seconds – coming in just behind the USA’s USA’s Teahna Daniels, who registered a time of 11.04 seconds as both athletes reached Saturday’s semi-finals.

Asher-Smith, who is spearheading Britain’s hopes of glory in Tokyo, had no problems making it through the heat despite failing to top the leaderboard in what was her first defeat of the year.  

More to follow. 

Dina Asher-Smith is through to the 100m semi-finals after finishing second in the first heat

Dina Asher-Smith is through to the 100m semi-finals after finishing second in the first heat 

The Team GB star came just behind the USA's Teahna Daniels in her first loss of the year

The Team GB star came just behind the USA’s Teahna Daniels in her first loss of the year

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