Sifan Hassan smashes 10,000m world record as Dina Asher-Smith takes victory in Hengelo

·1-min read
 (ANP/AFP via Getty Images)
(ANP/AFP via Getty Images)

Dina Asher-Smith took a big step towards the Tokyo Olympics with 100m victory in a season’s best time at the FBK Games in Hengelo, where Sifan Hassan shattered the 10,000m world record.

Asher-Smith had won over 100m at last weekend’s opening Diamond League meeting at Gateshead, beating a high-class field that included Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who on Saturday became the second-fastest woman in history, running 10.63.

Conditions in Gateshead had meant a fast time was never on the cards, but Asher-Smith responded in the Netherlands by clocking 10.92 to dip well below the Olympic qualifying time of 11.15 and take the win, with teammate Daryll Neita also achieving a Tokyo qualifying mark with a PB of 11.04, though both will still have to seal their spots at this month’s British Championships.

Earlier, Dutch star Hassan, the world champion at both the 1500m and 5,000m, added the 10,000m world record to her CV as she ran 29:06.82 to take more than ten seconds off Almaz Ayana’s mark.

Elsewhere, Jake Wightman also secured an Olympic standard as he backed up his 800m win at last weekend’s European Team Championships with victory over 1500m.

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 beating training partner Laura Muir.

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.

Additional reporting by PA.

Read More

Farah’s Olympic hopes in danger after missing Tokyo qualifying chance

Transgender weightlifter competing at Olympics is ‘like a bad joke’

Fears rise over ‘Olympics’ coronavirus strain if Tokyo Games go ahead

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting