Sportswoman of the Year 2019: Dina Asher-Smith wins award after historic World Championships success

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Asher-Smith romps to a comely catch the girls folks’s 200m closing

British sprinter Dina Asher-Smith has been named Sunday Times Sportswoman of the twelve months for 2019.

The 23-twelve months-outmoded changed into the first British girl to catch a most essential global rush title when she stormed to victory within the 200m on the World Championships in Doha in October.

It is thesecond successive twelve monthsthat Asher-Smith has claimed the accolade.

England’s netball group won the Crew of the twelve months award after ending third at July’s World Cup in Liverpool.

That they had additionally won the same award in 2018 after claiming a memorable gold on the Commonwealth Video games.

Moreover 200m gold, Asher-Smith additionally won 100m and 4x100m silver, making her the first athlete, male or female, since Mary Rand in 1964 to catch three medals on the same global championships.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson, who ended her look forward to her first global outdoors title by winning heptathlon gold on the World Championships, performed second.

Horse rider Khadijah Mellah won the Younger Sportswoman of the twelve months. The 18-twelve months-outmoded won the all-female Magnolia Cup at Goodwood in August aboard 25-1 outsider Haverland.

Swimmer Alice Tai won the Incapacity Sportswoman of the twelve months after ending the World Para Swimming Championships in September as the competitors’s most embellished athlete, winning six golds from six races.

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