Women's Sports: Asher-Smith becomes Britain's first female World Champ sprint medallist for 36 years

17th IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 - Day Three

Dina Asher-Smith cruised into the women's 100 metres final at the World Championships in Doha on Sunday evening and crushed to a silver medal with a lifetime best of 10.83seconds at the World Athletics Championship.

But Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce dominance was shown as she cruised to winning World Championships gold. 

Asher-Smith - a four-time European champion - claimed her first individual world medal in 10.83 seconds, while Jamaican double Olympic champion Fraser-Pryce took her fourth 100m world title in 10.71secs with Ivorian Marie-Josee Ta Lou third - flying the flag for Africa.

A highly competitive race saw Shirley-Ann celebrating after the race with her son for the lap of honour, while she also shared an inspirational message to all women watching and wanting to get involved with sports.

"To God, be all the glory, I could not have done it without him. To be standing here having my baby and be at 32, I'm elated. Congrats to all the ladies who turned up today. The females keep showing up. I honestly had no sleep last night; I could not sleep. For me, it was just about experience. Zion, my family, my husband - when everyone else doubted, they never did. Hopefully, it shows people thinking about starting a family that they can come back," said Fraser.

Even though the race was electrifying, the stadium was quite empty with hardly any fans in to watch this history-making race. Asher-Smith becomes Britain's first female World Championships sprint medallist for 36 years.

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