Who is Dina Asher-Smith, how did European Championships gold medalist break her foot, what are her record times, and what medals has she won?

And in August 2018, she became the first Brit in history to win three gold medals at the European Championships – and now in the running to be one of the nominees for this year's BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

Who is Dina Asher-Smith?

Born on December 4, 1995, Asher-Smith has excelled at youth level as a sprinter, winning gold medals in the World and European Junior Championships.

She graduated in history at Kings College.

How did Dina Asher-Smith break her foot?

In February 2017, Asher-Smith broke her foot in her final training session before the Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix, and was forced out of the event.

She tweeted: "What are the odds!!"

What has Dina Asher-Smith won?

Asher-Smith charged to victory in the 200m at the European Championships in Amsterdam last year.

She had won the 100m at the 2014 World Junior Championships in Oregon, and gold in the 100m at the European Junior Championships in 2013, as well as the 200m at the Commonwealth Youth Games in 2011.

She was part of Britain's 4 x 100m relay team who sealed bronze at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

And in 2018 came her crowning achievement so far as she won the 100m, 200m and 4x100m at the European Championships.

What are Dina Asher-Smith's record times?

Dina Asher-Smith smashed the British record in both the 100m and 200m at the European Championships.

In the 100m she beat her own record for the second time, as she won gold in 10.85s.

And in the 200m, her 21.89s gold medal run beat her previous record set in 2015.

But she says she must get quicker to challenge for World Championship and Olympic glory.

She commented: "It's the Olympic Games.

"There are so many talented women out there running unbelievable times.

"I think we have got three or four of the fastest women of all time in action right now.

"Not all of them were at the European Championships, some of them run for America and Jamaica. It is no easy task.

"First and foremost I have to keep training and get a little bit faster.

"While 10.85 and 21.89 are good times and would put me in good stead at a normal World Championships and Olympics, the fantastically talented women across the world are so fast that won't let me sit here and say 'it is going to be nice and easy'."


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