DINA ASHER-SMITH TURNS ATTENTION TOWARDS TOKYO
Dina Asher-Smith is the British sprinter who won three gold medals in European Championship held at Berlin in 2018. The young athlete is focused on her future and is training hard for the next big event going to be held in Tokyo in 2020. The 22 years old lady made the history of success in Berlin by winning three titles of 100m, 200m and 4x100m.
Till that date, no British lady athlete had won three gold medals in a sport at a major championship. She ended a stunning week of European championship by winning the relay on Sunday.
Asher-Smith played a significant role in winning the gold medals for her country Great Britain as it was at the top of the medal bearers list at the Olympic stadium with 18 medals on the whole and seven of them were gold medals out of which three were won by Asher-Smith alone.
The next good runner was another British woman named Laura Muir who won a gold medal in 1500 m, the men’s relay squad of 4x100m also won a gold medal for the country on the final night of the championship.
When the super excited sprinter Asher-Smith was asked about her future plans she replied by saying that she was very happy with her win and was focusing on the world championship that is going to be held at Doha next year and after that, she will be practicing for the Olympics 2020 that will be held at Tokyo Japan.
Asher-Smith ran with Imani Lansiquot, Bianca Williams, and Asha Philip, she said that she was happy for now but was looking forward to Tokyo Olympics. She said that she really had to work hard to make her place in World Championship, Doha and 2020 Tokyo Olympics. She said that the British athletes had a chance to participate in Commonwealth games and European games, so they had to work hard and reach the top.
Asher-Smith said that it was good for her that half of Americans were not running in the upcoming events but this does not and cannot predict her future. Talking about her success in relay she said that she was so overwhelmed with joy that she could not sleep well after the relay ended. She said that whenever she put her head on the pillow she started thinking about her medals and someone from inside her laughed with happiness on her speed of completing her relay in 10.85 seconds and she had to stay awake all night.
Media Talking on Dina Asher-smith
Talking to the media on her return from Berlin, she said that she was looking forward to the world championship going to be held at Doha and after that for japan Olympics. In reply to a question, she told the media that she knew that she was not among the top favorite sprinters of any event. She said she was aware of the tough competition she will have to face in the coming events. She said that she knew that some of the fastest women on the face of the earth will be competing with her and she will have to give her more than 100% in order to win a medal.
While talking to media she said that she entered the event with an optimistic approach about the competition as it is the main thing that keeps you motivated is positive thinking. She said she was positive that she will win. She worked hard for this event and wanted to win no less than the gold medal. Though she entered the games very confidently she did not know that she would win in such a graceful manner with straight three relays. She told the media that the win in such a manner is not what is expected.
According to the 22 years old athlete, she knew her competitors very well and she knew that they were more experienced and more talented and she had to work really hard to beat them.
Asher-Smith brought her victory home on the final relay
It was the first time that Muir had won a major outdoor title in the 1500 m and added it to the 1500m and 3000 m that she had won in last year’s European Indoor games; her teammate Laura Weightman captured the third position.
Muir claimed her first major outdoor title in the 1500m to add to the 1500m and 3000m she won in the European Indoors last year as team-mate Laura Weightman finished third. Muir said that she has already proven on a European level that she was one of the best and one of the best in the world. He said that she was looking forward to the world’s outdoors and the Tokyo Olympics. She said that it was her next step but she will remain excited for the next few years.
ABOUT PERFORMANCE OF MEN’S SQUAD
The relay men’s squad consisted of Zharnel Hughes, Adam Gemili, CJ Ujah, and Harry Aikines-Aryeetey won a gold medal by completing the relay in 37.80 seconds. They wrapped up the championship in the best possible manner.
Gemili is the sprinter who said that it was cool to win gold and in individual 200m relay he had finished fifth and was happy with it, he said that one learns all his life and it is for sure that he will try to improve. As far as the relay is concerned he was very happy.
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