Athletics – Hughes and Asher-Smith complete 100m double for Britain

BERLIN: Britain’s Zharnel Hughes and Dina Asher-Smith were crowned as Europe’s fastest sprinters on Tuesday, winning high-quality editions of the blue riband 100 metres finals at the European Championships.

On a hot, still evening in the Olympic Stadium where Usain Bolt set the world record of 9.58 seconds, Hughes, an occasional training partner of the great Jamaican back in Kingston, set a Championship record of 9.95 to pip team mate Reece Prescod by one-hundredth of a second.

The race to find the continent’s fastest woman saw Asher-Smith end the 100m…

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