Honorary graduates 2022
Dina Asher-Smith (LLD)
Wednesday 14 December 2022 2:00pm
Dina Asher-Smith is a World Champion, four times European Champion and the fastest British woman in history. She currently holds British records in the 100m (10.83 secs), 200m (21.88 secs) and 4x100m (41.77 secs). In 2018, she won three gold medals and set new British records in the 100m and 200m at the European Championships.
In 2019, she became the only British athlete ever to win three medals at a single World Championships. At the Olympic Games she won two bronze medals in the 4x100m relay. As a teenager, Dina won the World Junior Championships and European Junior Championships and was selected as the youngest ever athlete on the British senior team at the World Championships in 2013.
She has appeared on the cover of fashion magazines Vogue, GQ and Grazia and walked the runway at Paris Fashion Week. Dina has been in many advertising campaigns for a range of brands including Nike, Hublot, Müller, Samsung, Louis Vuitton, PureGym. She was awarded The Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year in 2018 and 2019, the BT Sport Action Woman of the Year in 2018 and was a finalist in the BBC Sports Personality of the Year twice.