Kent athlete Dina Asher-Smith scoops world title for 200m

Here at Prestige Cars Kent, we’re proud to be representatives of our very own hometown of Orpington in Kent. As such, we’re always keen to keep an eye out for other success stories originating from the local community. And success stories don’t come any greater than that of Orpington’s very own Dina Asher-Smith, winner of the 200-metre title at the recent World Athletics Championships.

In just 21.88 seconds, Asher-Smith - a member of the Blackheath and Bromley Harriers Athletic Club - was able to dominate the field and take home this most illustrious of titles. As the first-ever British woman to scoop an international sprint title, Asher-Smith has quickly before a firm favourite of athletics fans in both the UK and around the world, with the 23-year-old an inspiration to young competitors everywhere.

Asher-Smith’s achievement is arguably the most significant in terms of British track and field athletics for nearly three decades, with the sprinter becoming the first athlete to win one of the renowned prestige events since Linford Christie took home the men’s world title in Stuttgart in 1993. And it wasn’t Asher-Smith’s only moment of glory at the championships held in Doha, Qatar. Earlier in the week she has secured a hard-fought silver medal in the 100 metres event, setting a British record of 10.83 seconds. Truly a week to remember for the rest of her life.

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