Dina Asher-Smith starts outdoor season with 200m win in Savona

Dina Asher-Smith hasn't competed in the 200 metres since winning the World Championship in Doha in October 2019. Photo by Sascha Steinbach - Pool/Getty Images

Great Britain's Dina Asher-Smith started the outdoor season ahead of this summer's Tokyo Olympics with a win in the 200 metres in Savona, Italy.

Asher-Smith finished first in 22.56 seconds with British teammate Beth Dobbin coming second in 23.06 seconds.

It was the first time Asher-Smith had raced in the 200m since her World Championship win in Doha in October 2019.

"It has been a year-and-a-half since the World Championships in Qatar and my last 200 metres," she said.

"So it's nice to be back over that distance again."

Her next race is the 100m in the Grand Prix at Gateshead, England on May 23.