Dina Asher-Smith ruled out of Indoor Grand Prix after fracturing ankle

Published: Friday 17th February 2017 by The News Editor

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Dina Asher-Smith has been ruled out of the Indoor Grand Prix after fracturing an ankle.

The 21-year-old sprinter, who won Olympic bronze as part of Britain’s 4×100 metres women’s relay team at Rio 2016, misses Saturday’s meet in Birmingham after rolling her ankle in training on Thursday night.

The British 100m and 200m record-holder had been due to run in the 60m on Saturday but suffered injury in her final training session.

Asher-Smith confirmed the injury on her Twitter account with British Athletics also firming up the news on Friday afternoon.

She tweeted: “Last session before the Grand Prix… Last reactive jump… And I land awkwardly on my foot and fracture it? what are the odds!! Gutted!

“So upset and frustrated but it was a freak accident, one of those unavoidable things in life I guess. Comeback starts now. #EvenHungrier.”

Asher-Smith was not due to compete in next month’s European Indoors Championships as she focuses on August’s World Championships in London.

She joins Katarina Johnson-Thompson by pulling out of the Grand Prix after Johnson-Thompson withdrew with a minor hamstring strain.

The 24-year-old finished second in the long jump at the Indoor Trials in Sheffield on Sunday and is expected to be fit for the Indoor Championships in Belgrade.

Sir Mo Farah will compete in the 5,000m in Birmingham with Laura Muir aiming to break the world record in the women’s 1,000m.

Published: Friday 17th February 2017 by The News Editor

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