Sportsmail’s Virtual Olympic Games: Asher-Smith makes history by storming to victory in the 200m

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Dina Asher-Smith (above) became the first British woman to win an Olympic sprint title


Sportsmail’s Virtual Olympic Games: Dina Asher-Smith makes history by storming to victory in the 200m… but Jason Kenny just misses out on record seventh gold

  • Sportsmail predicts how Team GB would have fared each day of Tokyo 2020  
  • Asher-Smith becomes first British woman to win an Olympic sprint title
  • Kenny had been bidding to be first Briton to win seven Olympic gold medals

With Tokyo 2020 postponed until next year, Sportsmail has predicted how Team GB would have fared on each day of the Olympics had it gone ahead, using a statistical model produced by Gracenote, a Nielsen company. Here are the results from day 11.

Dina Asher-Smith became the first British woman to win an Olympic sprint title – but Jason Kenny just missed out on making history of his own.

Asher-Smith, 24, stormed to victory in Tuesday’s 200m at the Japan National Stadium to add the Olympic gold medal to the world title she clinched last year in Doha.

The Londoner, who picked up a bronze in Saturday’s 100m, finished ahead of Bahamas sprinter Shaunae Miller-Uibo and Dutchwoman Dafne Schippers, while Rio 2016 champion Elaine Thompson trailed in fourth.

Dina Asher-Smith (above) became the first British woman to win an Olympic sprint title

MEDAL TABLE AFTER DAY 11

1. USA (39 gold, 22 silver, 21 bronze = 82 total) 

2. China (33 gold, 17 silver, 18 bronze = 68 total) 

3. Japan (20 gold, 11 silver, 8 bronze = 39 total) 

… 

9. Great Britain (7 gold, 10 silver, 14 bronze = 31 total)

Earlier in the evening at the Izu Velodrome, Kenny had been looking to become the first Briton to win seven Olympic gold medals, having matched Sir Chris Hoy’s record of six in Rio.

But in the final of the team sprint, the British trio of Kenny, Jack Carlin and Ryan Owens were unable to beat world champions Holland in an event they had won at every Games since 2008.

Despite not being the colour he had hoped for, Kenny’s silver medal means he joins Sir Bradley Wiggins as Great Britain’s most decorated Olympian with eight medals – and he will have the chance to go one clear on Friday in the individual sprint.

Kenny’s wife Laura also won a silver when Britain’s women’s team pursuit quartet lost their final to the USA, surrendering a title they had won at the last two Olympics.

On a busy 11th day of action, boxer Pat McCormack secured another silver for Team GB, losing to Russian Andrey Zamkovoy – competing under the neutral Olympic flag – in the welterweight final.

Diver Jack Laugher claimed his second bronze medal of these Games in the 3m springboard, finishing behind Chinese duo Xie Siyi and Cao Yuan.

And Team GB’s sixth medal of the day came from sailors Anna Burnet and John Gimson, who won bronze in the mixed Narca 17 class.

Jason Kenny had been bidding to be the first Briton to win seven Olympic gold medals

Jason Kenny had been bidding to be the first Briton to win seven Olympic gold medals

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