Dina Asher-Smith is ready for Tokyo 2021



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Dina Asher-Smith is ready for Tokyo 2021

Dina Asher-Smith, British world champion of 200 meters and European champion of 100, 200 and 4x100, wants to be the protagonist of the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games. With an anti-racism speech on The Telegraph, you won the award for the best column of the year by AIPS.

During an interview she said: "In spite of everything, I'm working at my best: at the end of January I did four indoor races out of 60 with better results than expected and then, from there, I started targeting the most important appointment of the season.

I think I'm on the right track and, after all, my problems are everyone's problems. Where do they train me? In Bromley, south London, a quiet residential area. Not far from Orpington, where I was born and raised. It's difficult.

to make predictions, given the situation. I hope to be able to follow a calendar as normal as possible. But in the meantime 2020 was important, because it allowed me to recover many tight seasons and to concentrate on aspects, physical and technical, which do not always But, as I did in January in Germany, with all the necessary precautions, it's time to go back to racing.

How much has life changed with the pandemic? A lot, but also in this case, how much everyone's. friends is diff icile, going to restaurants and engaging in social activities is almost impossible. After all, we know: going out as little as possible is essential.

But, unlike others, I was lucky enough to be able to train continuously. The Olympics will take place and it is a blessing: we must be grateful. The rest must be adapted. In 2018 I won three European golds, but they did not affect my 2019.

In 2019 I won the world gold of the 200 and the silver of the 100 and 4x100, but they will not give me advantages for 2021. Each season is a blank sheet. And then there are so many valuable sprinters in the world. Five years have passed, deeply.

I also changed as a woman and the experience gained in Brazil, where a dream became reality, made me grow. The eight-year-old Dina would be proud of the Rio Dina and the current one."

Usain Bolt: "Between Messi and Ronaldo I choose CR7!"

Interviewed by Gazzetta dello Sport, former track-and-field legend Usain Bolt talked about the dualism between the two soccer players Cristiano Ronaldo, star of Juventus FC, and Lionel Messi, of FC Barcelona.

Bolt said: "For me it is difficult to choose because I am an Argentina fan but I have also been a big fan of Cristiano since the time of Manchester United because, in fact, I am also a supporter of the Red Devils. But I think that Cristiano has something more.

because he has shown his worth in the Italian league, in the Spanish one and also in the Premier League. So, personally, I would say Cristiano Ronaldo. And there are very interesting young people, Mbappé for example is growing very, very fast.

see how far these talented young people will go. " Bolt has won 8 Olympic gold medals and 11 world championships and is the only athlete in history to have won the gold medal in the 100m flat and 200m flat in three consecutive editions of the Olympic Games (Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio de Janeiro 2016), as well as in three different editions of the world championships (Berlin 2009, Moscow 2013 and Beijing 2015).

He is also the world record holder of the 200m flat in the under 20 and under 18 categories, respectively with 19 "93 and 20" 13. Former 200m flat world record holders Pietro Mennea and Michael Johnson called him the greatest sprinter of all time.