British sprinter and 200m world champion – Dina Asher-Smith produced enigmatic performance on Sunday to win a star-studded women’s 100m at the Müller Grand Prix Gateshead.
Running in a wet and windy conditions, the fastest British woman clocked 11.35 seconds into a stiff headwind of -3.1 m/s, beating the world leader -Sha’Carri Richardson [11.44], and Ivorian sprint queen Marie-Josée Talou [11.48] seconds.
“I was really happy to start my 100m season with a win in what were far from ideal conditions,” smiled Asher-Smith said in a post sprint interview.
“When you come to a Diamond League the most important thing to do is to run a good race and keep a cool head. It’s really good practice for staying focused and staying in the moment.
“The only way to get race fit is to race against the best in the world. It’s the only way to know what to work on, relative to the best women in the world, so these are the kind of races you want to be in.”