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Asher-Smith, Holloway strike gold at World Championships

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DOHA, Oct 3: Dina Asher-Smith ended Britain�s 36-year wait for a short sprint title at the World Championships on Wednesday as Grant Holloway of the United States stormed to victory in the 110 metres hurdles.

Asher-Smith, the silver medallist in the 100m, dominated a 200m field depleted by injuries and withdrawals to claim gold in 21.88 seconds at the Khalifa Stadium on Wednesday.

The 23-year-old becomes the first British woman in World Championship history to win either a 100m or 200m gold.

�I don�t know what to say, I don�t think it�s properly sunk in,� Asher-Smith told the BBC.

�I woke up today thinking �this is it. This is the moment you did all your work for�. The tiredness disappeared.

�I�m lost for words. I dreamt of this and now it�s real.� Brittany Brown of the United States took silver in 22.22sec and Mujinga Kambundji of Switzerland was third in 22.51sec.

A dramatic 110m hurdles final meanwhile saw the world leader Holloway clinch victory in 13.10sec after leading from start to finish. � AFP

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Asher-Smith, Holloway strike gold at World Championships

DOHA, Oct 3: Dina Asher-Smith ended Britain�s 36-year wait for a short sprint title at the World Championships on Wednesday as Grant Holloway of the United States stormed to victory in the 110 metres hurdles.

Asher-Smith, the silver medallist in the 100m, dominated a 200m field depleted by injuries and withdrawals to claim gold in 21.88 seconds at the Khalifa Stadium on Wednesday.

The 23-year-old becomes the first British woman in World Championship history to win either a 100m or 200m gold.

�I don�t know what to say, I don�t think it�s properly sunk in,� Asher-Smith told the BBC.

�I woke up today thinking �this is it. This is the moment you did all your work for�. The tiredness disappeared.

�I�m lost for words. I dreamt of this and now it�s real.� Brittany Brown of the United States took silver in 22.22sec and Mujinga Kambundji of Switzerland was third in 22.51sec.

A dramatic 110m hurdles final meanwhile saw the world leader Holloway clinch victory in 13.10sec after leading from start to finish. � AFP

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