Dina Asher-Smith in action at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in London (© Getty Images)
Triple European sprint champion Dina Asher-Smith will compete at the Müller Anniversary Games – part of the IAAF Diamond League – at the London Stadium on 20-21 July.
Asher-Smith enjoyed the most successful year of her career to date in 2018, winning the European 100m and 200m titles in British records of 10.85 and 21.89 respectively. She also won gold in the 4x100m in Berlin to add to the Commonwealth 100m bronze and 4x100m gold medals she earned earlier in the year.
The 23-year-old ended the year as the fastest woman in the world at both 100m and 200m.
“I love racing at the Müller Anniversary Games,” said Asher-Smith. “It’s one of my favourite meets in the world and holds some really special memories for me, like breaking the British 100m record and going under 11 seconds for the first time in 2015. That race was a pivotal moment in my career and something I’ll never forget.
“It’s always an amazing experience for me to compete at the Müller Anniversary Games in the London Stadium because it’s in my home city. Even though I’ve been something of a regular at the event for a few years now, I still get goose bumps when I have my name called on the start-line and hear the crowd respond.
“This year is all about getting the balance right and choosing my races carefully, so with the Muller Anniversary Games being held at a key point in the season ahead of the World Championships, it’s an event that will serve as a big part of my preparations for Doha. The aim will definitely be to lay down a marker ahead of then and give our amazing British fans something special to cheer for.”
Tickets for the Müller Anniversary Games and Müller Grand Prix Birmingham go on sale at 10:00am (UK time) on Wednesday 27 February.
Organisers for the IAAF
2019 IAAF Diamond League calendar
3 May – Doha, QAT
18 May – Shanghai, CHN
30 May – Stockholm, SWE
6 Jun – Rome, ITA
13 Jun – Oslo, NOR
16 Jun – Rabat, MAR
30 Jun – Stanford, USA
5 Jul – Lausanne, SUI
12 Jul – Monaco, MON
20-21 Jul – London, GBR
18 Aug – Birmingham, GBR
24 Aug – Paris, FRA
29 Aug – Zurich, SUI
6 Sep – Brussels, BEL