Dina Asher-Smith sets a new British record to win the women’s 60m at the World Indoor Tour in Germany


ina Asher-Smith set a new British record with an incredible performance at the World Indoor Tour meeting in Germany.

Britain’s fastest woman ever clocked 7.04 seconds to triumph in the 60m final on Friday night, beating Team GB star Asha’s previous best of 7.06 seconds. Philip, recorded at the European Indoor Athletics Championships in Belgrade in 2017.

Asher-Smith edged Poland’s Ewa Swoboda, who clocked 7.09 seconds, while reigning world indoor champion Mujinga Kambundji from Switzerland was third in Karlsruhe.

“I’ve always loved racing here, and I’m so happy to come away with a personal best and a national best,” she said afterwards.

“I had a really good winter, so I was really excited to come back here. The crowd helped me, 100%.

“Last time I was here it was in the middle of Covid and there were no crowds, so thank you Germany for making this an incredible encounter.”

Additional reporting by the Press Association.

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