Today’s back pages: ‘golden wonder’ Dina Asher-Smith is in dreamland

A round-up of the sport headlines from UK newspapers on 3 October

Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith crosses the finish line to win the women’s 200m final in Doha
Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith crosses the finish line to win the women’s 200m final in Doha  
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Dina is Team GB’s golden girl

Dina Asher-Smith was left speechless after storming to victory in the 200m at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha last night.

The 23-year-old was a “golden wonder”, says The Daily Telegraph and the Daily Express, after she broke the British record with a time of 21.88 seconds.

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Asher-Smith, who earlier this week also won silver in the 100m, told the BBC: “I’m lost for words. I dreamed of this and now it’s real. I don’t think it's properly sunk in.

“I woke up today thinking, ‘This is it. This is the moment you did all your work for’. The tiredness disappeared. [My coach] John [Blackie] and I knew I could do it, it means so much.”

After becoming the first British woman to win a major global sprinting title The Guardian says Asher-Smith has the “world at her feet”.

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