Dina Asher-Smith withdraws from Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games


Dina Asher-Smith has withdrawn from the Commonwealth Video games after struggling a hamstring harm on the Global Athletics Championships ultimate week.

Asher-Smith pulled up all the way through the ladies’s 4x100m relay with Nice Britain well-placed for a medal. She controlled to finish her 3rd leg however the harm was once accomplished and the British quartet neglected out at the podium.

After the race she instructed newshounds: “I am hoping it’s not anything critical as a result of I've were given much more races to do that yr. I will be able to have to move and feature a take a look at with my physio. However I simply really feel a little perplexed as a result of I felt nice coming in, went across the bend and my legs simply stopped corresponding with me.”

On Wednesday she showed her withdrawal from the Commonwealths, writing on Instagram: “Fortunately I’ve most effective were given a gentle hamstring pressure after pulling up within the 4×1 a couple of days in the past. No main factor and not anything to fret about. However because of the quick turnaround between the top of the Worlds and the beginning of the Commonwealth Video games in a couple of days’ time I’m going to must withdraw.”

The scoop is a blow to the Commonwealth Video games, which start in Birmingham on Thursday. The Video games are already lacking the main house attracts of Tom Daley, who's taking day trip from diving, and the injured Max Whitlock, and Asher-Smith would were a well-liked appeal when the athletics will get below approach subsequent week on the Alexander Stadium.

The 26-year-old sprinter now faces a hurry to be able for the Ecu Championships in Munich subsequent month, the place she hopes to protect her 100m, 200m and 4x100m titles.

Accidents had been an inevitable end result of a concertinaed agenda after the Global Athletics Championships had been driven again twelve months because of the pandemic, which left house athletes seeking to squeeze within the Worlds, Commonwealths and Europeans multi functional summer season.

Asher-Smith’s Tokyo Olympics had been additionally scuppered through a hamstring harm. She did not make the 100m ultimate prior to chickening out from the 200m, and returned just for the 4x100m relay, the place Britain gained bronze.