Asher-Smith is back as GB sets a new record in the 4x100m relay final

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Dina Asher-Smith returned as Great Britain set a new national record to beat the heat and reach the women’s 4x100m relay final on Friday.

The 200m world champions ran the third leg as the British four finished ahead of the United States and Jamaica in 41.55 seconds.

Asher-Smith, who tore her Achilles tendon in July. Pulled out of the 200m Olympics after failing to qualify for the 100m.

Asha Philip, Imani-Lara Lansiquot and Daryll Neita complete Team GB.

“I never doubted that I would be here today because the relay is so important. We won the bronze at Rio,” Asher-Smith told BBC Sport.

“These women are in good shape. They are incredibly talented. So I know I need to rest and get ready for team activities. I trained hard to prepare.”

100m Women’s Singles Gold Medalist Elaine Thompson-Herah And silver medalist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce did not compete in Jamaica. But both are likely to return to play in the finals on Friday.

England’s men’s 4x100m team Chijindu Ujah, Zharnel Hughes, Richard Kilty and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake. also advanced to the finals on Friday after coming in second at 38.02