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British sprinter – Dina Asher-Smith has spoken about how she endured a harsh weather condition to storm to victory in a star-studded women’s 100m at the Müller Grand Prix Gateshead on Sunday, May 23.

The 25-year-old began her outdoor season with an impressive win [22.56 seconds] over 200m in Savona [Italy] last week, but had to pull a masterstroke in Gateshead to beat competition from Sha’ Carri Richardson and Marie-Josee Ta-Lou.

According to the Brit, running under such weather conditions is quite difficult but she enjoyed the race nonetheless:

“Took the win at the Gateshead Diamond League.

“So happy to have put together a technically good race despite the North East throwing everything it had at us.

“Running into a -3.1 headwind is no joke!

“Thank you for all the support —- way to kick-start the season.”

Of course, the Brit is not the first to talk about the harsh condition under which the event took place in Gateshead. The first to come out was American sprint sensation, Sha’ Carri Richardson [11.44] seconds in her post race interview:

“Conditions were far from ideal for sprinting but the most important thing is to come away with a good result and a win and I was very happy to do that. I think all in all today was more of an experience but the only thing that can indicate Tokyo is the Olympic final itself,” she said.

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