Disappointment Continues As Dina Asher Smith Announces Yet Another Meet Exit Over Unknown Reason

Published 02/06/2024, 11:51 AM EST

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As Dina Asher-Smith stepped into her first full professional year, the track and field sensation had a sensational start to the season, with a record-breaking victory at the Dr. Martin Luther King Collegiate Invitational. But after that, the NCAA icon has been rigged with several setbacks. The New Mexico Collegiate Classic saw her face injury scare, and the fears are still not over for her.

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Asher-Smith withdrew from the college meet at the last moment. And the next two competitions stood her best chance to prepare for the Paris Olympics 2024. But unfortunately, she has opted out of both.

Dina Asher-Smith withdraws from 2nd competition in a row

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Yesterday, Dina Asher-Smith withdrew from the British Indoor Championships and today, the fastest British woman has withdrawn from the Millrose Games. Millrose Games stood at Asher-Smith’s best chances in preparation for the Paris Olympics, but for now, her health is the bigger concern. “Dina Asher-Smith has withdrawn from the women’s 60m at the Millrose Games this weekend! It’s looking like we won’t see the 2019 200m World Champion in action again until the outdoor season, a track and field observer reported on X.

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Although no serious injury has been reported yet, her withdrawal from Collegiate Classic was reasoned to be because of fitness concerns. As she withdraws from both the British Indoor Championships and Millrose Games now, the problem seems to be bigger. Asher-Smith was scheduled to race in the women’s 60m on February 11 but with injury scares still looming, will we see her back in action before the 2024 Olympics in July? We don’t know yet but might get a hint from her documentary with Warner Bros.

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Asher-Smith chronicles her story with Warner Bros

Warner Bros recently announced its documentary Chasing Glory: Road to Paris 2024 will showcase the story of six star athletes, including Dina Asher-Smith. The British 200m and 300m record holder will stand as one of Britain’s greatest and world’s best runners. But the documentary will focus on her preparation, challenges, and determination to claim the Olympic gold.

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The series will be released in 7 parts with at least a part dedicated to each athlete, and Asher-Smith’s part will showcase her rigorous training athlete and lows and highs behind the scenes. The 28-year-old has taken part in the 2016 and 2020 Olympics and has medals in both, but a gold medal is still missing in her cabinet. Track and field enthusiasts are hoping she gets back to running soon.

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