Dina Asher-Smith, the GB team poster at the Tokyo Olympics, will try to win sprint gold this summer.
Already the fastest British woman in history, Asher-Smith is used to rising to the occasion and is one of Britain’s top medal hopefuls.
She will need to be in top form in Japan with a stellar field ready to come together in the women’s sprint races.
But Asher-Smith is among the best in the sport and will be looking to add to his 200m World Championship gold and 100m silver in 2019.
The 25-year-old also helped the GB team win bronze in the 4x100m relay at the Rio Olympics in 2016.
Dina Asher-Smith: When is she competing?
Asher-Smith will run the 100m and 200m in Tokyo and will also be in action for the UK 4x100m relay team.
As much of the athletics will take place in the evening in Japan, UK fans will be able to see Asher-Smith in action during the day.
- 100m series: Friday July 30, 3:40 a.m.
- Semi-final 100m: Saturday July 31 11:15 a.m.
- 100m final: Saturday July 31, 1:50 p.m.
- 200m series: Monday August 2, 2:30 a.m.
- Semi-final 200m, Monday August 2, 11:25 a.m.
- 200m final, Tuesday August 3, 1:50 p.m.
- 4x100m heats: Thursday August 5, 2 a.m.
- 4x100m final: Friday August 6, 2:30 p.m.
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Dina Asher-Smith: Where can I watch it?
The BBC broadcasts the Tokyo Olympics in the UK so fans can watch Peaty for free live on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.
Eurosport owns the main rights for Europe and a stream can be watched through their channels with a paid subscription.
talkSPORT will have regular updates from Tokyo throughout the Games while talkSPORT.com will also bring you all the action and reaction from Japan.
Dina Asher-Smith: What was said?
Asher-Smith: “I love racing. It’s exciting mainly because I love the championships, and it’s not that I’m particularly excited for a result – because no one has a crystal ball, no one can anticipate what the season will be like, what will everything look like – but I just like a challenge.
“I’m really excited, what I always love about sprinting is it’s like an adrenaline rush.
“Anyone can be on Instagram and on social media like ‘hashtag eat, sleep, repeat, I lifted this today, working so hard, hashtag training Wednesday’. You can do it all, you can say it all, but in the end, let’s see.
“What are you made of? When the gun goes off and when you step forward, how much nerve do you have? Now is the time, if not now, when? That’s what I like about racing.
“I like that stuff because I’m always confident that I’m fine then. It’s the kind of thing I love and live for.
10 Team GB stars who should shine in Tokyo
Having jumped under 57 seconds and clocking the 20 fastest times in history, Peaty seems virtually certain to defend his title in the 100 breaststroke – more than likely with a new world record on top. Such is the extent of his dominance that his rivals are already resigned to fighting for money.
The Edinburgh shooter heads to Tokyo as the reigning world number one and 50m supine world champion, and a solid medal bet in the women’s 3 × 50 rifle event. McIntosh, who will also compete in the 10m air rifle, also won Britain’s first World Cup gold in 2019.
Dina asher smith
Already the fastest Briton in history, Asher-Smith is used to rising to the occasion and she’ll have to be in the shape of her life in Tokyo to face second-fastest American Gabby Thomas. the fastest in history. in the 200m at the US trials, and veteran Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce who did the same in the 100m in Kingston.
McCormack has proven to be a class apart from most of his Olympic rivals during this extended cycle and will start off as a clear favorite for gold in welterweight boxing. His recent victory over Russian Andrey Zamkovoy – who denied him world gold in 2019 – was a clear sign of his intention to go all the way in the Japanese capital.
Jason and Laura Kenny
History is at the rendezvous for the golden couple of cycling in Tokyo. Laura Kenny is one spot behind Dame Katherine Grainger’s five gold medals on the all-time national list, while Jason currently has seven Olympic medals, one short of Sir Bradley Wiggins’ career total of eight. with every chance that the two records are at least matched.
After winning two amazing gold medals in Rio, Whitlock focused on his favorite tree for Tokyo. Despite his recent downfall on his return to competition at the European Championships, the 28-year-old will start as the favorite – but could be pushed to the limit by rising Irish star Rhys McClenaghan.
Brown, who turns 13 this month, will become Britain’s youngest summer Olympian when she takes part in the skateboard park competition. But the young prodigy has every chance of winning a medal, having qualified in third place and having also won a bronze medal at the World Championships in Sao Paulo in 2019.
Glover won back-to-back rowing gold medals with Heather Stanning in 2012 and 2016 before retiring to start a family. Tempted to initiate a comeback, Glover and her new partner Polly Swann rushed to European gold in April, raising the prospect of a remarkable third medal for the 35-year-old in Japan.
Jones was a teenager when she won her first Olympic gold medal in taekwondo in London 2012, and continued her triumph in Rio four years later. Now 28 and also the reigning world champion, Jones is a big favorite to win an unprecedented third consecutive Olympic title.