Watch video highlights of Dina Asher-Smith as she pulled away to win the women’s 60 meters at the 2021 Indoor Meeting Karlsruhe in a world-leading and personal best matching time of 7.08 seconds on Friday. The Indoor Meeting Karlsruhe is the opening meeting of the 2021 2021 World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold series.
Improving World-Lead Twice In One Day
After posting 7.11 seconds in the heats to improved previous world-leading time of 7.14 secs by American Twanisha Terry done in Fayetteville, AR, on Jan. 22, Asher-Smith returned about an hour later to lower the time in the final.
The 2019 world 200m champion from Doha, Qatar, got off to a modest start in the final before using her superior top-end speed to pull away from her rivals and won comfortably.
Despite entering the event buzzing with confidence, Asher-Smith revealed that she was surprised by her performance.
“I was really happy about my performance today and was not expecting that,” she said after the win.”
Hoping To Go Faster With More Races
Asher-Smith ran just three low-key club races in the COVID-19 hit 2020 campaign last season and the 25-year-old is hoping for a more active term this year.
“In the next weeks I hopefully will doing some more races, but we know it depends far more from what I want.
“But my goal is to work hard and to stay focused and hopefully get faster.”
Orlann Ombissa-Dzangue of France trailed home second on Friday in a seasonal best time of 7.16 seconds, which was just shy of her career-best of 7.15.
Switzerland talented sprinter Ajla Del Ponte equaled her a personal best of 7.17 when grabbing third place, while Lisa Mayer was the top German finisher in fourth place in a season’s best 7.21.