Tokyo Olympics: Dina Asher-Smith fails to make Olympic 100m final but teammate Daryll Neita | World News

Tokyo Olympics: Dina Asher-Smith fails to make Olympic 100m final but teammate Daryll Neita | World News

Dina Asher-Smith is out of the Olympic 100m after she came third in her semi-final, but teammate Daryll Neita has qualified for the final.

The 25-year-old, the fastest British woman in history, had eased through qualifying on Friday but came up short in today’s semi.

Asher-Smith finished behind defending champion Elaine Thompson-Herah and Switzerland’s Ajila Del Ponte, with only the top two going through automatically.

She then had an anxious wait to see the times from the following two heats, but her 11.05 seconds was not quite enough.

Asher-Smith had previously clocked 10.91 this season so was seen as having a good chance of making the final and possibly winning a medal.

Daryll Neita's time of 11 seconds dead was enough to get her through as a fastest loser
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Daryll Neita’s time of 11 seconds dead was enough to make the final

There was joy for Daryll Neita however, who finished third in a separate semi-final and qualified as one of the fastest losers with a time of 11.00 seconds.

The two UK sprinters were bidding to become the first British female to win an individual sprint medal at the Olympics since 1960.



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