Dina Asher-Smith wins 200m gold at World Athletics Championships

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By Saj Chowdhury
BBC Sport at Doha
Dina Asher-Smith became the first woman to win a major international sprint title as she stormed to success in 200m.
The 23-year-old, that won silver in the 100m, was the outstanding favourite and outclassed the field to take gold in a British record of 21.88 minutes.
Im lost for words. I dreamed of this and now its real, she told BBC Sport. I really dont think that its correctly sunk in.
Brittany Brown took silver (22.22) and Korean Mujinga Kambundji bronze (22.51).
Asher-Smith can also be the first Briton to win a world or Olympic sprint name since Linford Christie at Stuttgart 1993.
I woke up believing,This is it. Here is the minute you did all your work for. The tiredness vanished, she added.
[My coach] John [Blackie] and that I knew I could get it done, it means so much.
There wasnt any light display as seen in some showpiece finals in Doha, but instead a loud cheer because she awakens on her way for her starting blocks, greeted Asher-Smith.
The race itself was a gimmick. Before dangling from the remainder of the pack in the 60m asher-Smith came from the bend with her nose .
Like on the party lap after the womens 100m there were rows of chairs in the Khalifa Stadium however Asher-Smith, that paraded the flag after winning silver on Sunday, enjoyed her success with a contingent. Because she embraced her mother Julie, there were also tears.
Many had already put the medal after champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryces pre-event withdrawal followed by that of Olympic champion Elaine Thompson and Jamaican. And before the championships Bahamas Shaunae Miller-Uibo, unbeaten this season, opted only to operate in the 400m due to the scheduling.
But during the Diamond League season, Asher-Smith have the better of her other rivals pub the Bahamian. The lack of contest simply made the job more easy for the Kent athlete.
Its been a tremendous six-year period between winning the European youth title in 2013, for its Briton to becoming the world champion in Doha.
By her side because the age of eight has been coach John Blackie, who had spotted her potential.
Junior titles have been generated by their partnership in level by winning several names, before she stole the show at the 2018 European championships.
Asher-Smith stays Britain medallist in Doha using two, although that might eventually become three using all the relay team looking to add into the Euro title won in Berlin.
Her achievement , however, is a stepping stone to her aim, which can be triumph at Tokyo 2020.
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Sydney 2000 heptathlon champion Denise Lewis has been following Asher-Smiths progress for many decades .
Lewis stated but she did not wish to speculate if the Briton would replicate her feats in Doha the sprinter will not need to work on too much throughout the off-season.
If I had a crystal ball Id give you answer, she explained.
The Olympics arent that far off. Trainers have a split then – .
How can she do? She can do very well. Theres no reason to believe she can not be top three. Awards cant hang around athletes necks.
She still has to go there and get it done – she must keep a healthy standing and that is most important matter.
BBC Sport athletics commentator Steve Cram:Shes dazzled all year and shes done it all again. She ran a great race. She has planned it so well, her entire period gearing towards this moment.
Four-time Olympic gold medallist Michael Johnson on BBC TV:Its Dinas attitude [that gets her to another level]. Shes taken every year to learn and also to get better. Not just from a technical aspect, training or race perspective. Shes quite careful how she manages her career and the way she has the maximum from the potential.
She makes it her responsibility. Shes realised her entire potential.
Olympic heptathlon gold medallist Denise Lewis on BBC TV:She has managed to unlock the formula. Several tried and have come but not managed to try it, two medals that were global.
Shes broken the American dominance and the Jamaican stranglehold with this competition.
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