Tokyo Olympics: World champion Asher-Smith withdraws from the 200m sprint

Dina Asher-Smith has concluded to not partake in the 200 metres at the Tokyo Olympics following a hamstring injury.

World 200 metres champion Dina Asher-Smith has decided to not participate in the event of the 200 metres at the Tokyo Olympics because of an unfortunate hamstring injury. She went wrong and failed to reach the Olympic 100m final. The athlete in tears informed the BBC that she has broken a hamstring before the Games.

“I am going to pull out, and that is the one as reigning world champion and (as) I was in such good shape you know that being Olympic champion isn’t that much of a further step,” said the Briton informing about her withdrawal on Saturday.


“The last few weeks of my athlete life have been absolutely insane,” she further added.

The British sprinter had nearly surmised to skip the Tokyo Games before she travelled to the Japanese capital following her first analysis of the hamstring injury but the second perspective indicated that there was no fracture.

“My hamstring was still attached, so we turned over every single stone to make sure I can stand on the line,” told the British athlete.

The 200m world champion sprinter has now determined to not run in the 200m heats that are scheduled to be started from Monday. She had won the 200m world record in Doha two years back. Asher-Smith had also pulled out from the British Grand Prix in the Gateshead before this month due to the injury.