Tokyo 2020 - Dina Asher-Smith tipped by coach Christian Malcolm to beat her PB to win Olympic sprint gold
Ahead of making her Tokyo Olympics bow in the 100m heats on Friday, Christian Malcolm, The Olympic programme head coach for British Athletics, has compared sprinter Dina Asher-Smith to Linford Christie. He also believes Smith can beat her personal best of 10.83 in the 100m to win gold despite the threat of Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and become the first British woman to do so.
Dina Asher-Smith is aiming for gold for Team GB at Tokyo 2020
Dina Asher-Smith can break her 100m personal best to win gold and has the same aura about her as sprint icon Linford Christie, according to British Athletics coach Christian Malcolm.
The reigning world champion moved into the Olympic Village on Wednesday, later than her Great Britain teammates, having decided to stay longer in camp in Yokohama.
Asher-Smith’s main rival in the 100m and 200m is expected to be Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce, who has run 10.63sec this year, nearly 0.3sec quicker than the British sprinter which makes her the second quickest woman ever behind Florence Griffith Joyner.