Britain’s fastest woman improves her own national record by 0.07 in Oslo.
Dina Asher-Smith clocked 10.92 to set a new British 100m record at the Bislett Games in Oslo on Thursday evening (June 7).
The 22 year-old, who won a 200m bronze medal at Commonwealth Games for England in April, finished narrowly second to Murielle Ahouré who won in 10.91.
Asher-Smith first broke the 11 second mark in 2015 when she ran 10.99 at the Anniversary Games in London.
Last month in Eugene, Asher-Smith ran 11.06 to record what was the third fastest time of her career before Thursday.
— British Athletics (@BritAthletics) June 7, 2018
Elsewhere at the Bislett Games, which incorporated the fifth Diamond League of the season, Chris O’Hare won an exciting men’s 1500m race in 3:35.96. O’Hare finished ahead of USA’s Robby Andrews in 3:36.05 with 17 year-old Jakob Ingebrigtsen third across the line in a PB time of 3:36.06.
GB’s 19 year-old Jake Heyward clocked a PB 3:39.84 to finish ninth and moves to third on the British U20 all-time list.
Heyward overtakes Steve Cram and joins Graham Williamson and Niall Brooks as the only British U20 athletes to break the 3:40 mark.
Laura Muir was less than a second outside her 800m personal best finishing fifth in a European-leading time of 1:59.09 as Caster Semenya claimed victory in 1:57.25.
On Wednesday, Irish sprinter Phil Healy also broke the women’s national 100m record with a 11.28 run at a graded meeting in Santry’s Morton Stadium, Dublin.