British sprinter Dina Asher-Smith forced to withdraw from Commonwealth Games in Birmingham due to injury


Dina Asher-Smith has been forced to withdraw from the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

The England sprinter injured her left hamstring in the women’s 4x100m relay final at the World Championships in Eugene, USA.

She was seen to come to an abrupt halt and later returned to the UK for further medical assessments and a CT scan.

The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games gold and bronze medalist was due to compete in the women’s 100m and 4x100m relays at Birmingham 2022.

The Blackheath and Bromley sprinter said: “Unfortunately I have a slight hamstring strain and will not be ready to race next week at the Commonwealth Games.

“I love racing in front of a UK crowd and I was so excited to be back in Birmingham so I’m sad not to be there, but I know the athletes will put on a great show.

“I wish good luck to all my teammates!

Kelly Sotherton, England’s athletics team manager at Birmingham 2022, said: “It’s obviously very sad to lose Dina to injury, given her stature and position. as one of the best female athletes in the world.

“We know how much she was looking forward to being part of the England squad at the home Games in Birmingham.

“We wish Dina well with her recovery and hope to see her back on the track very soon, doing what she does best.”