Ivory Coast’s Murielle Ahoure won the women’s 100m in 10.91 seconds, squeezing out Dina Asher-Smith broke her own British record by clocking 10.92s [+1.6].
The 22-year-old, who also holds the British 200m record with her time of 22.07 from 2015, stormed across the finish line in warm conditions at the Bislett Stadium to take 0.07 from her previous 100m best which was also recorded three years ago.
Ivory Coast’s world indoor 60m champion and 2013 world 100m and 200m silver medallist Ahouré claimed victory in 10.91, while Trinidad and Tobago’s Commonwealth champion Michelle-Lee Ahye was third in 11.06. Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor was fourth in 11.12.
“I’m over the moon, I can’t believe it!” said Asher-Smith, who finished fourth in the world 200m final and claimed 4x100m relay silver in London last summer despite breaking her foot earlier in the year.
“I’m so happy with how the race went and to get the British record is amazing.
“This year is all about focusing on the European Championships in Berlin in August, so I’ll use the IAAF Diamond League circuit to prepare for that,” added the 2016 European 200m champion, who next competes in Stockholm on Sunday.
“I’m free from university now so I can really focus on my racing.
“There were still bits of my race where I wasn’t happy but it is a process and hopefully I am looking to go quicker as the season goes on.”
The mark puts Asher-Smith equal 13th on the European all-time list.