In Berlin, there were attractive races between two female athletes in combination, Nafissatou Thiam (Belgium) and Katarina Johnson-Thompson (England) or the shine of teenage boy Jakob Ingebrigtsen.
The Norwegian athlete surpassed her brother Henrik to win the 1,500m and 5,000m long distances. IAAF and track and field fans just broke in front of Dina Asher Smith with a golden treble including 100m, 200, and women’s 4x100m relay.
Dina Asher Smith
IAAF president Sebastian Coe said Dina Asher Smith became a new inspiration for European track and field world after Bolt and Farah. The girl beat the British women’s 100m record, surpassing world champion Dafne Schippers to win 200m.
Dina Asher Smith was the fastest running woman in the world in 2018. Athletics performance manager Neil Black said that during 26 years of track and field in his country, he had never seen an athlete that would be as good as Smith.If Coe judged Smith to be a star at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, bookmakers reduced the odds for Dina Asher Smith on BBC’s ability to win the title of Sports Characters in 2018 from 1 to 50 9 to 1, after Harry Kane, Geraint Thomas and Anthony Joshua.
In front of Dina Asher Smith is the world championship in Doha, Qatar next year and the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. The former 8-time world champion and 4-time Olympic champion Michael Johnson believe that Asher Smith will have gold in Tokyo. Mr. Johnson said that Smith is stronger at 100m; 200m is not the same level content but should not be discarded, but focus on one content. The reason is that to become a world and Olympic champion, you have to fight both distances at the same time to complement each other.
The biggest opponent Smith needs to overcome is Elaine Thompson of Jamaica if they meet in the Tokyo Olympic 2020.