Dina Asher-Smith finishes third in 200m at Diamond League opener in Doha

Gabrielle Thomas took the win ahead of Shericka Jackson.

Dina Asher-Smith finishes third in 200m at Diamond League opener in Doha

World 200 metres champion Dina Asher-Smith had to settle for third place in her Diamond League opener in Doha.

Asher-Smith, who won her world title in the same city in 2019, ran a strong bend but faded down the home straight as Olympic bronze medallist Gabrielle Thomas of America took the win ahead of Jamaica’s Shericka Jackson.

In windy conditions which had forced the men’s pole vault to be postponed, Asher-Smith clocked 22.37 seconds, with Thomas equalling the meeting record with a time of 21.98secs.

Gabrielle Thomas
Gabrielle Thomas, right, claimed victory (Hussein Sayed/AP)

Her British team-mate Beth Dobbin finished sixth in Doha in 23.06s, with Dan Rowden earlier fourth in the men’s 800m in 1:49.56 in a race won by Kenyan teenager Noah Kibet.

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