sport news Gary Neville pulls his hamstring as he races Team GB gold-medal sprint hopeful ...

sport news Gary Neville pulls his hamstring as he races Team GB gold-medal sprint hopeful ...
sport news Gary Neville pulls his hamstring as he races Team GB gold-medal sprint hopeful ...
Stick to the media, Gary? Manchester United and England legend Neville pulls his hamstring as he races Team GB gold-medal sprint hopeful Dina Asher-Smith ahead of Tokyo Olympics - and he did it with a 10m head-start!

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It's fair to say after 10 years since retiring from football that Gary Neville isn't the athlete he once was - and he reaffirmed that idea recently when trying to take on sprint sensation Dina Asher-Smith.

The 200m world champion is one of the gold-medal favourites at the Tokyo Olympics at that distance as well as the 100m.

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Ahead of flying to Japan, Neville took part in a sprint session with Asher-Smith to get an insight into her preparations - although it went very awry, very quickly.

Gary Neville was in pain as he pulled a hamstring trying to race sprint star Dina Asher-Smith

Neville was given a 10m head-start as he took on the fastest-ever woman in Britain (left)

Neville was given a 10m head-start as he took on the fastest-ever woman in Britain (left)

However, she quickly caught up with Neville during the sprint drill - who is 21 years her senior

However, she quickly caught up with Neville during the sprint drill - who is 21 years her senior

As she caught up with the 46-year-old his left hamstring went causing him to stop partaking

As she caught up with the 46-year-old his left hamstring went causing him to stop partaking

After undergoing a vigorous warm-up, the pair were part of a group who participated in 40m sprint drills.

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Going from a standing start, the 46-year-old Neville was blitzed by Britain's fastest-ever woman.

With her coach John Blackie

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