Britain’s world 200m champion Dina Asher-Smith equalled her British record of 7.08sec in winning the 60 metres at the first World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold meeting of the year in Karlsruhe on a night when France’s former world pole vault record holder Renaud Lavillenie looked back to his lofty best.
A high-quality line-up featuring several former world and Olympic champions has been assembled for the first World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold meeting of 2021 at Karlsruhe in Germany.
The plethora of comment, support, celebration and information marking yesterday’s International Women’s Day included, as one would expect, a huge amount of material in the sporting realm.
This time last year I was covering the Krasnoyarsk 2019 Winter World University Games, which meant I spent International Women’s Day (IWD) in Russia.
World champion sprinter Dina Asher-Smith has been made into a Barbie doll to mark International Women’s Day.
The 2019 World Athletics 200 metres champion Dina Asher-Smith has advised competitors at Lausanne 2020 to "be authentic" on social media.
Alan Hubbard: My 2020 vision - a year of triumph, contention and more shattering of the glass ceiling
Last year British sport witnessed high drama on the cricket pitch, rugby field, athletics track and in the boxing ring, while embattled football went to VAR.
Nelson Mandela had it. So did Bill Clinton. Muhammad Ali had it in bucketloads. George Best, Paul Gascoigne and Denis Law also had it, as did boxers Nigel Benn, Chris Eubank, Ricky Hatton, Naseem Hamed and David Haye. Frank Bruno still has it.
There was something wonderful about seeing history graduate Dina Asher-Smith make her own kind of history at the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) World Championships this week, with the 23-year-old powering down the home straight of the women’s 200 metres final to become the first British woman to earn a world sprint title.
Grant Holloway earned a breakthrough 110 metres hurdles win here at the International Association of Athletics Federations World Championships on a night when Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith duly delivered on 200m gold.
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica returned to the peak of women’s sprinting at the age of 32 as she won her fourth title at the International Association of Athletics (IAAF) World Championships here - 10 years after her first.
Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium will tomorrow host a women’s 200 metres of stellar quality as the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Diamond League circuit continues.