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I agree with beeb. DA-S was outclassed 0.14 s is an eternity in the 100 m say a couple of yards and the winner was under no pressure at any stage
#74 quite agree. Outclassed may be appropriate for the other UK sprinters, none of whom have ever run sub 11 secs. D A-S has brought modern respectability to the UK in world level womens' sprinting. If (as is reasonable) you ignore the top of the all time list (Flo Jo, Marion Jones etc) S-A F-P is precious close to the greatest ever; Dina got within 2 meters in an early season race. OK for me.
Well it is good to see finally some reality checks sets in with the BBC and the hype of Diner Asher Smith finally stops her chances in the 100m are slim, 4th or 5th place is maybe at best a realistic outcome for the WC. Her changes in 200m are slightly better but not much. A world-beater she is not and never will be!
What's with all the silly double barrelled names these days?
@50 - it was a painkiller, not performance enhancing or a masking agent, which she took responsibility for.
Get a grip BBC, DAS was 0.14 of a second behind a double 100m Olympic and triple 100m World Champion which if my maths is correct less than 1.5m behind one the greatest sprinters of all time. Outclassed you must be joking!
DAS performed well, and gave a refreshingly gracious interview - unlike what we usually get from the pouty brat KJT. Very few USA athletes competed though, which does question the prestige of this meeting.
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this event was at its best when held at Crystal Palace on a Friday evening.always used to be a packed stadium, great atmosphere and tickets/food were value for money.it is now a sanitised poor imitation in a stadium far too big for the event, and spread over two afternoons. it has become in other words - a non event.I watched a bit on Saturday, and then even forgot it was on yesterday.
I think the Anniversary Games have had their day already. Trying to ride the coat tails of a successful Olympics. Just let it rest now
Article like this cheese me off , outclassed really , she gave a world class runner a good race , bbc you are a disgrace
@66. amfleg"Where do your writers get their descriptions from. Outclassed???? Possibly narrow defeat. We are probably lucky that it was not “ thrashed” which appears to be the standard description on the BBC for any kind of defeat."Always bear in mind - journalists get paid to write so many hundred words a week, whether they have anything worth saying that day or not.
As Dina Asher Smith pointed out. You only need to peak once when it matters. I think she had a great chance of a medal in Doha.
Where do your writers get their descriptions from. Outclassed???? Possibly narrow defeat. We are probably lucky that it was not “ thrashed” which appears to be the standard description on the BBC for any kind of defeat.
BBC swooning over GB athletes as usual ... utter nonsense as they often came low down the field or last . Just commentate on the athletes regardless of their nationality.As for Lynsey Sharpe don't get me started !!.
Outclassed? A goss overstatement. Dina Asher Smith came a close second, but was certainly not outclassed
Shows the daunting prospect that faces DAS at the upcoming world championships She has come on in leaps and bounds though Japan might be more realistic, still a great performance from Britains latest golden girl
Asher-Smith will become Olympic champion at Tokyo 2020. You read it here first! SFP is unquestionably the best currently, but age will catch up with her.
Athletics is rife with you know whatworse than cycling probably, you can't believe any of the performancesGatlin still winning at 37 for instance - long term benefits have been proven, should not been competingHow many Jamaican sprinters have served bans by the way?joke of a sport although I do like DAS
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