British sprinter, Dina Asher-Smith took two hundredths of a second off Asha Philip’s 60m mark with a commanding 7.04 victory in Karlsruhe on Friday.
Racing in the first World Indoor Tour Gold of 2023, Asher-Smith beat Ewa Swoboda, the Pole clocking 7.09 as Mujinga Kambundji of Switzerland was third in 7.11.
Philip’s national record had stood since 2017 when she ran 7.06 to win the European indoor title. In addition Asher-Smith equalled the meet record of Irina Privalova from 1996.
“I did come here looking to run fast, I was really hopeful that it was going to be a national record for me,” said Asher-Smith.
“For the rest of the season, I am looking to get faster and faster and hope to improve my PB again, but I am super happy at the moment with the result.
“The last years have been tiring and I have had some ups and downs so I am just really motivated. I know that I can run some fast times, I know that I am really good on a really good day.
“We do have a little winter project going on, so I did want to break the record and then it is about translating that into the 100 and 200 metres in the outdoor season.”