Tokyo 2020 ace Dina Asher-Smith says being made into Barbie for International Women’s Day is one of biggest achievements – The Sun

DINA ASHER-SMITH counts being immortalised as a Barbie Doll as one of her biggest achievements.

For International Women’s Day in March 2020, Britain’s fastest female runner received a one-of-a-kind Barbie ‘Shero’ doll created in her likeness.

Asher-Smith, 25, won three medals at the 2019 World Championships in Doha, and is targeting Gold for Team GB this summer.

She will be in action in the early hours of the morning of Friday, July 30 for the 100m heats before a potential final appearance the following day, with the 200m competition beginning on August 2.

The Londoner said: “Growing up, sportswomen were less visible in the media and there is still a gap when it comes to women’s sports, which is why representation is so important.

“For Barbie to champion female athletes and different sports shows future generations that anything is possible.

“I hope little girls will see my doll and be inspired to take up and continue to enjoy sports!

“There are so many amazing things have happened because of my love for running, but having my own Barbie is definitely up there.”

The first Barbie was launched in 1959 and has become an American icon for many children.

Two-time Olympic champion boxer Nicola Adams has also been honoured with a Shero doll.

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