Commonwealth Games: Dina Asher-Smith withdraws with ‘light hamstring strain’

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England’s Dina Asher-Smith has withdrawn from the Commonwealth Video games with a “mild hamstring pressure”.

Asher-Smith pulled up with the damage whereas competing for Nice Britain within the ladies’s 4x100m relay remaining on the World Championships on Monday.

She had gained bronze within the 200m on the occasion only a few days earlier than and she or he wants “a number of days off” to guard the minor drawback.

“[There are] no main points and nothing to fret about,” she stated.

Asher-Smith got here third within the 200m on the Commonwealth Video games on the Gold Coast 4 years in the past.

She additionally gained gold as a part of the England 4x100m relay workforce.

“I really feel good however I’m in want of some days off,” she wrote on Instagram.

“However because of the quick turnaround between the top of the Worlds and the beginning of the Commonwealth Video games in a number of days time, I’ll must withdraw.”

Asher-Smith spoke of her private and bodily ache after profitable bronze in Oregon.

The medal got here after her Olympic marketing campaign in 2021 was wrecked by a hamstring damage, adopted by the demise of her grandmother – who she was particularly near – earlier this 12 months.

“I used to be so excited to race in entrance of a house crowd and all of the British followers,” Asher-Smith added.

“It’ll be such an incredible competitors and I do know that Staff England will do you all proud.”

Asher-Smith shall be hopeful of competing within the European Championships, which start on 15 August.

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