Dina Asher-Smith

A historic and record-breaking year for the 24-year-old sprinter.

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She became the first British woman to win a major global sprint title at the World Championships in Qatar.

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She won three medals in Doha, breaking the British record when winning gold in the 200m.

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The world of athletics praised Asher-Smith.

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Triple jumper Naomi Ogbeta says Asher-Smith is a British athletics icon.

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Grime artist Stormzy revealed Asher-Smith’s Sports Personality nomination.

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Asher-Smith is becoming one of the faces of British sport, twice appearing on the front cover of Elle magazine.

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“It is surreal that now I’m up there with those names (Denise Lewis and Jessica Ennis-Hill). Those are people I grew up admiring.”

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Sir Mo Farah was the last athlete to win Sports Personality in 2017.

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