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Asher-Smith sweating on Commonwealth fitness after Worlds relay nightmare



Dina Asher-Smith faces a race against time to be fit for the Commonwealth Games after suffering a relay nightmare at the World Championships.

She continued racing to hand the baton over but it halted the squad's momentum and Neita could only cross the line in sixth with the team clocking 42.75 seconds in Eugene.

The USA beat Jamaica - who included Shericka Jackson, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Elaine Thompson-Herah - to gold with Germany third.

Asher-Smith was coy about the nature of the problem - although it appeared to be an hamstring issue on her left leg - but only has nine days until the 100m on the opening day of the athletics of the Commonwealth Games on August 2.

I'm still stunned. If I'd felt anything in the warm-up I'd never have run. I'm shocked. It's just something that I couldn't continue with. I feel really bad," said Asher-Smith, due to run the 100m and 4x100m relay in Birmingham.

"I hope it's nothing serious because I have got a lot more races to do this year. I feel awful. I felt good, we were running well," she said.

I will have to go and have a check with my physio but I just feel a bit confused because I felt fine coming in, went around the bend and my legs just stopped corresponding with me.

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