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Famous Brit of the Week #59 - Dina Asher-Smith

Today's assembly was presented by about Dina Asher-Smith, who is a British sprinter. She is the fastest British woman in recorded history. She is the 2019 World Champion at 200 metres, the 2016 and 2018 European champion at 200 metres and the 2018 European champion at 100 metres. She also won and 2018 European Championships in the 4 × 100 metres relay. She holds the British records in the 100 and 200 metres, with 10.83 secs (2019) and 21.88 secs (2019). Asher-Smith won the 2013 European Junior 200m title and the 2014 World Junior 100m title, and became the first British woman to legally run under 11 seconds for the 100 metres in July 2015. She then broke Kathy Cook's 31-year-old British 200 metres record when finishing fifth at the 2015 World Championships. She also finished fifth in the 200 metres final at the 2016 Olympic Games and fourth in the 200 metres final at the 2017 World Championships. Having won relay medals at the 2013 and 2017 World Championships, Asher-Smith broke her own British records when winning silver in the 100m metres and gold in the 200 metres at the 2019 World Championships, and added another silver medal in the 4 × 100 metres relay.

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