Dina Asher-Smith limps back into frame for world championships in London
In any other year, Dina Asher-Smith’s tears after finishing sixth in the 100 British trials would have reflected a lingering numbness and despair. This time, however, they were from a condemned woman granted an unexpected respite.
When Asher-Smith broke the navicular bone of the right foot in February, the obituaries of the season were written in triplicate. Not only did the record holder of 100m and 200m from Great Britain could not walk for weeks and weeks, but when she started running in early June, her foot worse than lactic burning.
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However, here I was in Birmingham, looking more sneaky than the last 100 meters, of course, but it was all for a place at the World Championships in London next month. His time of 11.56 seconds was the slowest for three years and far behind Asha Felipe, who won at 11.21 – with Daryll Neita second, 0.04 s behind – but he hinted at opportunities that did not seem possible this Time last month.
“Everyone says he broke his foot, he will not stay in 2017,” said Asher-Smith, who had to balance his recovery with his King’s College title title in London. “I was so scared, as you can imagine, I know my time was not good and it was rusty, but it did not bother me.
Asher-Smith’s performance certainly earned him a spot on the British 4×100 relay team for the world championship. In addition, as European champion in 200 m, which will be considered by the selectors for the third position of the base in the 200 meters, if can be shaped in form and the upper form of the deadline of July 25. A place in the 100m is also to win if you can run qualifying time of 11.27 on that date.
“I was back on his feet in the beginning of June on the grass,” said Asher-Smith. “I left the grass only two weeks on Monday, then I did some sprint sessions, but I could not finish all because my foot hurt.” “Honestly, I can go a lot faster with some training in me.”
There was a big surprise in the 100m men when Reece Prescod has booked his place in London by seizing the home at 10.09, ahead of James Dasaolu at 10.11. However, the end has been weakened by the withdrawal of CJ Ujah, who had a stunning impressive to win his semifinal in a 9.98 wind, but he called it one day because of a tense calf.
Prescod Performance was one of the few highlights of a day marked by scattered crowds and a clear lack of star names, with Mo Farah, Greg Rutherford, Laura Muir, Jo Pavey and missing Katarina Johnson-Thompson due to training or injury.
However, Christine Ohuruogu rose – and the former Olympic and double world champion hinted that he could have run his last run after failing to qualify for the 400-meter final on Sunday.
Ohuruogu, 33, only a third of his heat in a time of 54.41 – exactly five seconds slower than his personal best – and then gave all the indications he thought the herd. “I can not be bothered,” he said. “I have as much as possible out of my body, it made me proud, but I think it’s a bit tired. I’m tired all the time.”
Ohuruogu can still be selected for the relay 4×400 meters due to his experience, but admitted that in current form, he is against. “Everything went to see how it was this weekend and the plan there,” he added. “But I want to have a good time.I miss out on barbeques, bad things, and it’s hard work.I have intended to go right.I hope to be a lawyer.