European Athletics Championships 2024: Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith wins 100m gold

Dina Asher-Smith claimed 100m gold at the European Athletics Championships as British team-mates Georgia Bell and Lizzie Bird achieved silver medals in Rome.

Asher-Smith took victory in 10.99 seconds, crossing the line ahead of Poland’s Ewa Swoboda (11.03secs) and Italy’s Zaynab Dosso (11.03secs) to celebrate her first major international medal since winning European 200m silver in 2022.

Bell clinched women’s 1500m silver in four minutes 05.33 seconds to achieve her first major international medal behind Ireland’s Ciara Mageean.

Meanwhile, Bird initially appeared to have replicated her European 3,000m steeplechase bronze medal-winning performance of two years ago, but that was upgraded to silver following a disqualification for winner Alice Finot of France.

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