Shaunae Miller-Uibo won a much-anticipated clash against Dina Asher-Smith in the Diamond League at the Alexander Stadium on Saturday.

The 24-year-old from the Bahamas cut a striking figure with her pink and purple hair and she pulled away from the recently-crowned European champion in the home straight to clock a meeting record of 22.15 to Asher-Smith’s 22.31.

Four months ago, Miller-Uibo beat Asher-Smith into third at the Commonwealth Games and in Birmingham the Olympic 400m champion again emerged victorious.

Asher-Smith, who broke UK 100m and 200m records in Berlin last week as she won three European titles, ran a great first 100m but the Bahamian was too strong in the second half of the race as Dafne Schippers ran 22.41 in third and Shericka Jackson 22.55 in fourth.

Miller-Uibo said: “Everything went really well, just as we planned. The main thing for me was just to have a great curve race and once I put myself into the race off the curve I used my 400 strength to power home. It was a really competitive race and everybody brought their A-game.”

Asher-Smith, who has spent this week fulfilling numerous post-Berlin media demands, said: “I’m tired, but I am happy I was able to come out and perform in such a stacked field, full of girls who, apart from me and Dafne, have been resting up.”

Source: AW