Moment Dina Asher-Smith Makes Olympic History Despite Injury
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Dina Asher-Smith has returned to the track at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics following her hamstring injury which saw her pull out of the 200m after failing to reach the 100m final last week.
The athlete made her big comeback on 5th August in the 4x100m relay team alongside fellow sprinters Asha Philip, Imani-Lara Lansiquot and Daryll Neita.
And the relay team totally smashed it, setting a new British record of 41.55 seconds to reach the 4x100m final on 6th August.
Dina ran the third leg as the team finished ahead of the USA and Jamaica to set the record.
It was a huge comeback for Dina after the sprinter tore her hamstring back in June.
Dina broke down after she failed to reach the 100m final and withdrew completely from the 200m but has been determined to not let her teammates down in the relay.
"After the 100m I did say there was no way I wasn't going to be here for the 4x100m girls," said Dina.
"I only had one day off then my coach John Blackie had me back on the training track."
Dina said winning a medal "would be absolutely amazing" but is not what she is thinking about right now.
"That is where my head has been for the past week. It hasn't been in what happened. It hasn't been about the 100m or 200m. It has been about me getting back on the training track and making sure I bring my absolute A-game to this race," said Dina.
Well she certainly did bring her A-game.
Dina added, "Of course, it would mean incredible things to everybody. We are the bronze medallists in Rio. It would be amazing for us to get another medal again, for all of us, for all of our lives, for all of our individual dreams and aspirations."
We are definitely all rooting for you girls!