Dina Asher-Smith finishes fourth in 100m at world track championships, equals British record

Dina Asher-Smith equalled her own British record in the women's 100 metres at the world track championships. Mustafa Yalcin/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

British sprinter Dina Asher-Smith finished fourth in the women's 100 metres at the world track championships in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday as Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce claimed a record fifth title.

Dina Asher-Smith, silver medallist in Doha in 2019, was fasted out of the blocks in lane eight but though she matched her British record of 10.83 she came up just short.

"This performance is phenomenal for me and I've had a fantastic championships," Asher-Smith told the BBC. "I really couldn't fault it but I'm so gutted that it didn't get me on the podium. I was so close. But that's just champs. I'm upset.

"It's been an interesting season for me so far. I've been in physical shape for a bit but I've had some life things that I'll probably talk about more after the 200m. I needed to make sure my mind was actually in the race rather than with my family or here.

"We're looking to keep going faster throughout the summer into Commonwealths and Europeans. But I definitely came here with an eye to get on to the podium."

Asher-Smith will compete again in the women's 200m, with the heats scheduled to begin on Monday.

Meanwhile, Fraser-Pryce claimed a fifth 100m gold at the track world championships, leading a Jamaican clean sweep of the medals with Shericka Jackson and Elaine Thompson-Herah taking silver and bronze, respectively.

"It's my favourite world title -- doing it at 35, yes I said 35," Fraser-Pryce said.

"Whenever I'm healthy I'm going to compete. I'm hungry, I'm driven and I always believe I can run faster and I'm not going to stop until I stop believing that."

She hoped that she could be an inspiration to other women.

"It's not easy, I don't just turn up - I have to work," she said. "I can't even imagine the amount of times I've had setbacks and I've bounced back and I'm here again.

"To continue to do it at 35, having a baby, still going, hopefully I'm inspiring women that they can make their own journey."

Earlier on Sunday, Asher-Smith's British teammate Daryll Neita ran the fastest time ever by someone not making the final (10.97) when she competed in the semifinal.