sport news Dina Asher-Smith take spotlight at London Stadium in 200m

As Greg Rutherford says his goodbyes to the London Stadium on Sunday, another emerging talent is ready to take up the mantle for the next generation of British athletics superstars.

Dina Asher-Smith has been threatening to break into that elite group redefined in this country by that 'Super Saturday' back in 2012 since winning gold at the World Junior Championships in 2014.

The 22-year-old, who is being forced to adapt quickly to adult life having graduated from university last year and moved out of home for the first time in January, has shown a maturity on the track this season, too — setting a national record for the 100m in Oslo with a run of 10.92s.

Dina Asher-Smith, seen at April's Commonwealth Games, runs at London Stadium on Sunday

Dina Asher-Smith, seen at April's Commonwealth Games, runs at London Stadium on Sunday

She runs in the 200m on Sunday, with an eye on doubling up at the European Championships in Berlin next month, but insists that while she may be part of the new wave in sprinting, the case of Shelly-Ann Fraser-Price, who is back running sub-11 times since the birth of her son Zyon less than a year ago, and who won the 100m on Saturday in a time of 10.98s, shows the old-guard should never be dismissed.

'You get new athletes coming up all the time, it's just continuous,' said Asher-Smith. 'Someone will graduate, someone will come out of an age group. Things do happen in cycles.

'But Shelly-Ann is still running ridiculously quickly.

'It's really nice to see her coming back. It is one of those things that is really heartwarming, someone coming back to the top level after having a child. It's

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