Asher-Smith beaten into sixth in 60m

Dafne Schippers races to victory in the 60m

Dina Asher-Smith (left) could not challenge the powerful Dafne Schippers in Glasgow

Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith was sixth as Dafne Schippers won the women’s 60m at the Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix.

Asher-Smith, 20, who broke a 31-year-old British record in finishing fifth in the 200m at last year’s World Championships, clocked 7.25 seconds.

Schippers, the 200m world champion and European indoor 60m champion, powered to victory in a stadium record 7.10.

In the women’s 800m, local favourite Laura Muir finished second to Melissa Bishop of Canada.

Muir, 22, who was named Scottish Athlete of the Year for 2015 after finishing fifth in the 1500m final at the World Championships, was cheered on by a vociferous crowd but could not overhaul Bishop and finished in 2:00.70.

World Championship silver medallist Bishop, 27, won in a stadium record 2:00.19.


comments powered by Disqus