Dina Asher-Smith qualifies for 100 metres final in Doha

Dina Asher-Smith cruised into the women’s 100 metres final at the World Championships in Doha on Sunday evening.

The 23-year-old won her heat in a season’s best of 10.87 seconds.

Asher-Smith is aiming for a treble at this event as she also runs in the 200m and 4x100m.

IAAF World Athletics Championships 2019 – Day Three – Khalifa International Stadium
Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, right, is the favourite for 100m gold (Mike Egerton/PA)

Favourite Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce dominated her semi-final to win in 10.81s.

The Jamaican, a double Olympic and three-time world champion, is expected to secure gold later on Sunday evening.

She is racing in her first major championships for two years, having given birth in 2017.

That is one serious heat run from @Adam_Gemili 🔥

A 200m season's best of 20.06 sees Adam to a heat win and through to the semis 👊🇬🇧#WorldAthleticsChampspic.twitter.com/KYAhW8SWP9

— Team GB (@TeamGB) September 29, 2019

Adam Gemili earlier also clocked a season’s best to reach the men’s 200m semi-finals.

He ran 20.06 seconds to beat defending champion Ramil Guliyev, who came second.

Zharnel Hughes then came second in his heat in 20.24 seconds to reach the next stage.

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