Dina Asher-Smith wins third World Athletics Championship medal as GB secure two relay silvers | Athletics News

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GB women and men end second in 4x100m relays after Laura Muir misses out on a medal in Doha

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Dina Asher-Smith made it a historic hat-trick on the World Championships as Great Britain celebrated double silver within the ladies’s and males’s 4x100m relay in Doha.

The 23-year-old turns into the primary British athlete to win three medals on the similar World Championships.

Having already secured 200m gold and 100m silver on the Khalifa International Stadium, Asher-Smith linked up with Asha Philip, Ashleigh Nelson and Daryll Neita as the quartet completed second behind Jamaica in 41.85 seconds. The United States had been third.

There was, nonetheless, heartache for Sky Scholar Imani Lansiquot who needed to pull out of the ultimate after struggling an harm within the warm-up.

The males’s 4x100m squad of Adam Gemili, Zharnel Hughes, Richard Kilty and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake added one other silver, however had been unable to defend the title gained in London two years in the past.

They clocked 37.36 seconds behind favourites the USA, with Japan profitable bronze.

On the ladies’s workforce’s silver, Asher-Smith stated: “I suppose all of us dealt with the strain between us, which is testimony to how a lot expertise we now have received as a squad.

“We virtually ran a private finest with out practising any of the modifications within the warm-up space. It’s been a superb champs, however clearly it is a workforce occasion.”

Laura Muir claimed a cloud hung over a outstanding ladies’s 1,500m remaining after a gutsy run earned her fifth place.

The Scot ran three minutes 55.76 seconds – her second-best time – regardless of seeing her build-up ruined by harm and sickness.

Alberto Salazar-trained Sifan Hassan added to her 10,000m title, surging via in a championship-record 3mins 51.95secs, as the 26-year-old from the Netherlands shrugged off her coach’s four-year ban for doping violations.

Muir stated: “Given the information previously couple of days I suppose there’s a cloud and there is no avoiding that. All you are able to do is focus in your performances and for me to do this type of race I’m actually comfortable.

“We’re all in it for the medals, to run properly and to run in championships and simply to benefit from the sport.

“At championships it’s a must to keep targeted and never let this stuff distract you, that is what I did and went into the ultimate actually targeted.”


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