sport news Dina Asher-Smith sets fastest time in 200m semi-finals at World Championships

Dina Asher-Smith lives up to billing as favourite to set fastest time in 200m semi-finals at World Championships Dina Asher-Smith ran her 200m semi-final in 21.16 at the World Championships  The young British sprinter has already won silver in the 100m while in Doha Asher-Smith is favourite for the title with several rivals not competing 

By Nick Mashiter, Pa

Published: 21:48 BST, 1 October 2019 | Updated: 21:48 BST, 1 October 2019

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Dina Asher-Smith underlined her favourite tag by powering through to the 200m final at the World Championships.

The 23-year-old clocked 21.16 seconds - the fastest time of the night - to comfortably win her semi-final in Doha on Tuesday.

Asher-Smith, who holds the British record in the 200m after her European Championships victory in Berlin last year, is expected to take the title on Wednesday.

Dina Ahser-Smith reached the 200m World Championship final with a stunning run

Dina Ahser-Smith reached the 200m World Championship final with a stunning run

Major rivals including defending champions Dafne Schippers and the Ivory Coast's Marie-Josee Ta Lou have pulled out injured.

New 100m world champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is not

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