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