As this year (and decade come to think of it) comes to a close, we are at that stage where one the year’s biggest events occurs that signifies everything good that has happened in British sport over the past twelve months.
The secret to European champion Dina Asher-Smith’s success is all in a name – that of coach John Blackie, a man she calls her ‘second dad’.
‘She makes the wrong decisions, I make the right ones!’ Dina Asher-Smith’s coach on mentoring star athlete to the top
There’s a guru behind every top sprinter and veteran Bromley coach John Blackie is just that to Dina Asher-Smith.
She may have three European Championships gold medals and two British records to her name, but Dina Asher-Smith insists she’s not getting ahead of herself just yet.
Olympic champion Greg Rutherford has pledged to follow in the footsteps of Sir Bradley Wiggins and attempt to pursue a career in track cycling when he retires from athletics next month.
Dina Asher-Smith is the fastest woman over 100m and 200m in British history and appears to hold Great Britain’s best chance of picking up a first female sprint medal since 1960 at the Olympic Games next year.