Dina Asher-Smith withdraws from Commonwealth Games due to injury | News News

Last update: 27/07/22 11:17

Dina Asher-Smith will now miss the Commonwealth Games after suffering an injury at the World Championships.

England’s Dina Asher-Smith has been forced to withdraw from the 2022 Commonwealth Games due to a hamstring injury.

Asher-Smith injured her left hamstring in the women’s 4x100m relay final at the recent World Championships in Eugene, USA, representing Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games gold and bronze medalist was due to compete in the women’s 100m and 4x100m relays at Birmingham 2022.

The multiple British record holder said: “Unfortunately I have a slight hamstring strain and will not be ready to race next week at the Commonwealth Games.

“I love racing in front of a UK crowd and I was so excited to be back in Birmingham so I’m sad not to be there, but I know the athletes will put on a great show. I wish all my teammates the best of luck! “

Kelly Sotherton, England’s Athletics team manager at Birmingham 2022, added: “It’s obviously very sad to lose Dina to injury, given her stature and position as the one of the best female athletes in the world.

“We know how much she was looking forward to being part of the England team at the home Games in Birmingham. We wish Dina well in her recovery and hope to see her back on the track very soon, doing what she wants. ‘she does the best.’

Sky Sports

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