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Dina Asher-Smith, the 2019 Doha World Athletics gold medallist in the 200m event has pulled out of the Müller British Grand Prix this weekend. She is protecting her hamstring issue in advance of the Tokyo Olympic Games.
“Unfortunately Dina Asher-Smith will be unable to compete at the Müller British Grand Prix in Gateshead on Tuesday due to a tight hamstring,” read a statement from the event organisers.
🇯🇵🥰 pic.twitter.com/lW3lBugh3v— Dina Asher-Smith (@dinaashersmith) July 11, 2021
The 25-year-old owns sprint bests of 10.83 in the 100m, 21.88 in the 200m and was part of the 4 x 100m relay team that ran 41.77. All three are national records. The London native is a five-time World Championships medallist and earned a bronze medal in the 4 x 100m relay at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
The meet happens on Tuesday, July 13.