Dina Asher-Smith off the pace in opening Diamond League meeting

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  • British sprinter finishes third in 200m behind Gabby Thomas
  • Francine Niyonsaba wins 3000m clash with Faith Kipyegon

Dina Asher-Smith’s season began with unwelcome turbulence as she finished a well-beaten third in the 200m at the opening Diamond League meeting in Doha.

Asher-Smith had promised that she was fit and flying but after powering around the bend she tailed off sharply as the American Gabby Thomas and Jamaican Shericka Jackson fought it out at the front.

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Written by Sean Ingle
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