Britain’s fastest woman in recorded history, Dina Asher-Smith, will be a force to reckon with at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. The reigning 200m world champion is a lethal threat in short sprints.
The current British record holder dominated the 2018 European Championships in Germany emerging as a triple champion with golds in 100m, 200m, and 4x100m events. In 2020, the sprinting star got her own Barbie doll in toy company Mattel’s ‘Sheroes’ series.
Although, Dina Asher-Smith is possibly single at the moment she used to date British sprinter, Zharnel Hughes. Here’s taking a look at who he is.
Who is Dina Asher-Smith’s boyfriend now?
British sprinting icon, Dina Asher-Smith dated British sprinter Zharnel Hughes for about a year. However, the couple broke up in 2018 prior to the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. “We are fine, we are still friends,” Asher-Smith had said in 2018. “I won’t go into the details because that is personal life but we are cool, absolutely fine,” she added.
200m world no. 1, Dina Asher-Smith found it “hilarious” that people cared whether she had a boyfriend. “I am not a celebrity so I didn’t think it was that much of a big deal to be in the papers,” she had said at the time. “It is hilarious that people care if I have a boyfriend. I can’t wait to tell him,” Express quoted her as saying.
Zharnel Hughes was the training partner of Jamaican legend Usain Bolt up until the latter’s retirement. Current world no. 3 in the 100m, he will be looking to clinch an Olympic medal. As of 2021, the reigning European champion is all set to join Asher-Smith in the Tokyo Olympics where both of them will be representing England. Hughes will be competing in the 100m event.