Asher-Smith claims victory in Brussels Diamond League
Team England’s Dina Asher-Smith produced a season-best time of 10.88 seconds in the 100m to beat Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce in the Diamond League Final in Brussels on Sunday.
After finishing second in the 200m final in Zurich last weekend, the 23-year-old went one better in Brussels to cross the line ahead of double Olympic and seven-time world champion Fraser-Pryce, as Ivorian Marie-Josee Ta Lou took third.
Asher-Smith will be aiming for a 100m and 200m double at the 2019 World Championships in Doha later this month.
"I came in to the race wanting to win and my coach gave me some very specific things to think about," said Asher-Smith.
"I was doing that in the race and I managed to pull it off and when I crossed the line I thought 'yes, fabulous, won the race, tick, happy me', but then I remembered it was the Diamond League so technically I've won the whole Diamond League, so what a great day!"
Team England's boxers prepare for first round of World Championships
The official draw for the AIBA World Boxing Championships was held last night, where Team England's boxers found out who they would be facing in the preliminary stages.
Luke McCormack, who won Bronze on the Gold Coast in 2018, will face Italy’s Francesco Iozia in the first round, while Frazer Clarke, a Commonwealth Games Gold medallist, will make his long awaited World Championships debut against Serbia’s Vladan Babic.
Elsewhere, Galal Yafai, Cheavon Clarke, Ben Whittaker, Pat McCormack and Peter McGrail received byes to the next round in their respective weight categories.