17 Months After Battling Injury, Dina Asher-Smith Marks Comeback With a Fresh 300M Record

Published 01/21/2024, 12:04 AM EST

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Track and field has returned with its indoor season after a break of several months. Fans were desperate to see some speedy action, as the first week of the 2024 season was pretty tame. However, the second week has unleashed a storm that had been brewing for a very long time in the form of Dina Asher-Smith.

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Track and field star Dina Asher-Smith had been struggling with lackluster performances because of an injury. But, the Great Britain athlete has now stepped foot in the 2024 season with fresh new vigor. A social media post broke the news of her staunch comeback. Ditching the shackles of her injured state, the sprinter posted a record-breaking run in the 300m dash.

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A track and field content page added a reel on Instagram showcasing the highlights of the indoor season’s second week. The caption of the post mentioned all the events that transpired, including the speedy performance of Dina Asher-Smith. The caption said, “MEET YOUR NEW 300M INDOOR BRITISH RECORD HOLDER!!! Dina Asher-Smith.” 

 

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The post further said, “(She) destroyed the rest of the competition at the Dr. Martin Luther King Collegiate Invitational with the clock stopping at 36.77, which took 0.03 off Nicole Yeargin’s British record! I can’t wait to see what she does over the 60m.” The news comes off as a giant reason for track and field fans in Smith’s home country of Great Britain.

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Dina Asher-Smith fans had been yearning to see their favorite track and field sprinter produce some medal-winning runs. However, the Nike athlete found it very challenging to keep up with her American and Jamaican counterparts. In fact, she felt extremely frustrated that she couldn’t win the 100m sprint at the 2023 WAC despite working very hard for it.

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Dina Asher-Smith entered the 2023 WAC in Budapest in high spirits. However, her legs failed to do the job she thought they could easily do. According to The Independent, the track and field star said, “I’m almost in disbelief. I know myself and I know that I feel good. I came here for a new personal best.”

She also added, “I know I’m in great shape. I ran 10.8 a few weeks ago. It doesn’t really happen to me. That’s why I’m so surprised… I was just running and towards the end of the semi I just couldn’t feel my legs anymore which was a bit strange.” 

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Her failure at the WAC must’ve been harder when she saw Sha’Carri Richardson make a comeback, while she couldn’t. However, Dina Asher-Smith is officially back now and is ready to take more track and field wins. Do you think she will become fast enough to medal at the Paris Olympics?

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