Anniversary Games: Dina Asher-Smith 'can't wait' to compete

Dina Asher-Smith
Dina Asher-Smith won 60m silver at the European Indoors in March
Anniversary Games
Venue: Olympic Stadium, London Date: 24-26 July
Coverage: Live coverage on BBC Three (24 July, 19:00 BST), BBC2 (24 July, 20:00 BST), BBC One (25 July, 14:20 BST), BBC Radio 5 live, BBC Sport website, plus desktop, tablets, mobiles and app.

Britain's fastest woman Dina Asher-Smith has said she is not daunted by the prospect of competing at the Olympic Stadium for the first time.

The British 100m record holder will run in the sprint relay at the Anniversary Games on Friday and 100m on Saturday.

Asher-Smith, who became the fastest British woman in history when she clocked 11.02 seconds in May, was a kit carrier during London 2012.

"It's going to be amazing to be back. I just can't wait," said the 19-year-old.

The history undergraduate, ranked second in Europe this season over 100m, will line-up on Saturday against Dutchwoman Dafne Schippers, the only European to have run faster than her over the distance.

"I've been in good shape all season but it does still come down to how you do on the day, and how you execute your race," added the Londoner, a world junior sprint champion.

Asher-Smith building on success
2013: Aged 17, Asher-Smith helps Britain's women win an unexpected bronze in the 4x100m relay at the World Championships.2014: Wins gold at the World Junior Championships, finishing 0.16 secs ahead of her nearest rival - the biggest winning margin at the event in 14 years.
2014: Ends season at European Championships with 200m PB of 22.61 secs, beating the British junior record that had stood for 35 years.2015: Becomes the fastest teenager of all time over 60m when winning European indoor silver in a British record-equalling time.

"I was fortunate enough to be a box carrier [at the Olympics in 2012] and I did it on Super Saturday so saw Jessica Ennis-Hill, Greg Rutherford and Mo Farah do absolutely amazing.

"It really did inspire me to see how much people want British athletes to do well.

"It's not daunting at all, it's a unique opportunity for us British athletes to utilise the atmosphere that the stadium provides. It's not often you get to run there and I hope it will be absolutely packed."

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