IAAF World Junior Championships - Dina Asher-Smith

24th July 2014

Dina Asher-Smith – 100m gold medallist – 11.23 (-1.0m/s)

I was just thinking about running as fast as I could to get to the line. I’m so happy, I can’t believe that I’m world junior champion. So many great people have done it before and it’s really humbling to be among them.

I was ecstatic; I don’t normally celebrate but I just threw my arms in the air and I’m completely over the moon. I’ve worked really hard for it for such a long time and to be able to fulfil what I really wanted to do is amazing.

I think my start and drive phase wasn’t as good as earlier in the competition but this was a final and my aim was just to get to the line first so I’m not too fussed about that. I could have ran a better race I think but I’m happy that I crossed the line first.

I tried to focus on myself and make sure I didn’t see anybody else. Going through the rounds running well and feeling strong definitely bodes well for the final and I just tried to carry that through to the final and translate it to a good result which is what I managed to do so I’m really happy.