22-Year-Old Sprints Toward World's Best
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Dina Asher-Smith grew up in London. She joined her school’s running club at a young age. It was fun. That was all it was supposed to be, until she found out she was extraordinary.
As she got faster, running quickly became her ticket to fame, but she wasn’t about to forget who she was, and who she would need to be once the speed deteriorates.
Asher-Smith was one of the top students in her class, and her college exam results granted her entry to King’s College of London in 2014; one of the most prestigious universities in the world. She received her honors degree in history in 2017. Now, the 22-year-old is closing in on becoming the Female World Athlete of the Year.
With a long list of records in British and international competitions dating back to 2014, Asher-Smith made a statement to the world in August at the European Championships. She ran the table, winning golds in the 100m, 200m, and 4x100m relay – all in world-leading times.
The IAAF Awards (International Association of Athletics Federation) will be held in Monaco on December 4… Asher Smith’s 23rd birthday.