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Dina Asher-Smith secures Olympics spot

Dina Asher-Smith secures Olympics spot
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Dina Asher-Smith finished ahead of rivals Dafne Schippers and Blessing Okagbare and set a new meeting record.

Dina Asher-Smith booked her place at the Tokyo Olympics with victory in the women's 100 metres at the FBK Games in Hengelo.

The 26-year-old, a silver medallist at the 2019 World Championships, clocked an impressive time of 10.92 seconds in Holland, well inside the Olympic qualification time of 11.15.

There was a slight tailwind, but Asher-Smith looked to have plenty left in the tank, finishing ahead of rivals Dafne Schippers and Blessing Okagbare and setting a new meeting record.

Dina Asher-Smith posted her season best time in Holland
Dina Asher-Smith posted her season best time in Holland (Martin Rickett/PA)

She will be joined on Team GB in Japan by Daryll Neita, who finished third with an outdoor personal best of 11.09.

Jake Wightman also booked his place in Tokyo with a dominant victory in the men's 1,500m.

The Commonwealth Games bronze medallist finished well ahead of his competitors in a time of 3:34.67 – just inside the qualification time.

There was a British one-two in the women's 800m, with Jemma Reekie and Laura Muir crossing the line first.

Reekie, who is having an impressive season, won in 2.00.77, just ahead of Muir, who surged through the pack to finish second in 2:00:95.

Elsewhere, Holland's Sifan Hassan set a new world record in the women's 10,000m, posting an incredible time of 29:06:82.

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Monday's key events


ATHLETICS
· There are no Brits in the women's 100m hurdles final, but Puerto Rico's Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, fresh from breaking the Olympic record in the semis, will hope to pip world record holder Kendra Harrison to gold (3.50am)
· The women's 5000m final also has no Team GB representation, but two-time world champion Hellen Obiri of Kenya will be looking to add an Olympic gold to her list of honours (1.40pm)

SAILING
· The women's skiff 49er FX (6.33am) and men's skiff 49er (7.33am) come to their conclusion, with Team GB involved in both medal races

FOOTBALL
· A place in the women's gold medal match is up for grabs, starting with an all-North American semi-final between United States and Canada (9am)
· Australia, who edged past Team GB's in a seven-goal quarter-final thriller, take on Sweden in the second semi-final (12pm)

CYCLING
· The track cycling schedule gets underway, with Team GB holding a particular interest in the team pursuit qualifying. Laura Kenny is part of the women's team (7.54am), while the men's team includes Ed Clancy (9.02am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· The Gadirova twins Jessica and Jennifer will both take part in the women's floor final as they look to add to their team bronze (9.57am)

WEIGHTLIFTING
· Newly-crowned European champion Emily Campbell flies the flag for Great Britain in the women's +87kg, but faces stiff competition for medals from China's Li Wenwen and New Zealand's Laurel Hubbard (11.50am)

HOCKEY
· The women's hockey quarter-finals begin, with Team GB last up against Spain (1pm)

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