Dina Asher-Smith Breaks British 60m Record In Germany

Dina Asher-Smith set a new British 60m record in Germany

Dina Asher-Smith set a new British 60m record in 7.04 seconds during the World Indoor Tour in Germany on Friday.

The 27-year-old broke Asha Philip’s previous record of 7.06 seconds to win the European title in Belgrade 2017 by beating Poland’s Ewa Swoboda, who clocked 7.09 seconds.

Switzerland’s Mujinga Kambundji, the reigning world indoor champion, finished third in 7.11 seconds.

“I’m really happy to have set a British record today, it was one of my indoor goals so I’m really happy to have ticked that off in my second race of the season,” said Asher-Smith at World Athletics.

“I just hope to keep running fast and enjoying the next races ahead of me.

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“I was just hoping for a good race today, you never know, you can cross your fingers and hope to have a good time but sometimes it just doesn’t happen, believe me we’ve all been there.

“I was just focused on what I needed to do in the race, making sure that I stayed focused and followed my race plan, I knew if I did that I would be with a shot of a very good time. I’d have loved to run a little faster but I’m taking this one.”

Asher-Smith is set to be back in action at the UK Indoor Athletics Championships in Birmingham on February 18-19 as she looks to go even faster.

The Briton, who was forced to withdraw from the Commonwealth Games last year, added that she does not plan to compete at the European Indoor Championships in March as she prepares for the outdoor season .

This article is originally published on news-24.fr