Neita and Azu upset favourites to win 100m finals at UK Championships

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  • Dina Asher-Smith left fuming at shock defeat
  • Azu runs 9.90sec to beat Hughes and Prescod

On a wild and blustery evening at the national championships in Manchester the established pecking order of British sprinting was blown spectacularly off kilter as Dina Asher‑Smith suffered a shock 100m defeat and Jeremiah Azu, an unheralded but hugely talented 21-year-old, stormed to victory in 9.90sec in the men’s race.

Asher-Smith has dominated British female sprinting for most of the last decade. But she had no answer when her long-time teammate Darryl Neita powered past her at halfway to win in a wind-assisted 10.80.

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Written by Sean Ingle
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