Dina Asher-Smith: Sprinter sets women's British 100m record

Dina Asher-Smith
Dina Asher-Smith became 100m World Junior Champion in 2014

Teenage sprinter Dina Asher-Smith has become the fastest British woman in history - and says she can go quicker.

The Londoner, 19, set a British 100m record of 11.02 seconds at the World Challenge Meeting in the Netherlands.

She was second behind Dafne Schippers, who won in a Dutch record time of 10.94 - but Asher-Smith's time beat Montell Douglas's 11.05 GB record set in 2008.

"I think it being May is hopefully a good point for me to go faster later in the season," said Asher-Smith.

Asha Philip, 24, set the third fastest time by a British woman (11.10) in Hengelo, to finish third.

Asher-Smith, the world 100m junior champion who won a silver medal in the European Indoor 60m in March, said she could have started better in Sunday's race.

"I was absolutely over the moon. I really wasn't expecting to run that time with the kind of race that I ran so I was really happy," she said.

"I've got a few things to work on so I think that points to me being able to replicate and do a bit better later in the season."

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