Dina Asher-Smith reveals period caused calf cramps after racing into 200m final

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First Dina Asher-Smith made a compelling statement of intent on the track by qualifying fastest for Friday’s European 200m final. Then she issued an even more powerful cri de coeur off it by revealing that the calf cramps that ruined her chances of 100m gold on Tuesday were caused by her period.

On a night where Britain won three medals – with Jake Heyward taking silver in the 1500m, Jazmin Sawyers claiming a clutch long jump bronze and the redoubtable Eilish McColgan also making the podium in the 5,000m – Asher-Smith’s words on a subject that is often taboo left the deepest mark.

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Written by Sean Ingle at the Olympiastadion
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/aug/18/dina-asher-smith-powers-into-200m-final-and-says-calf-cramps-were-caused-by-period under the title “Dina Asher-Smith reveals period caused calf cramps after racing into 200m final”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.