Daryll Neita from Camberwell has become the first Briton to reach the final of the women’s 100m at the Olympics in 13 years.
She made the final after a personal best 10.96 seconds in the semis yesterday, making her the first Team GB finalist since Jeanette Kwakye – now a TV host on the BBC – who came 6th in 2008.
It also makes her the second-fastest British woman of all time, behind Dina Asher-Smith.
The Cambridge Harrier world relay silver medallist, who has three national titles at youth level, was disappointed by her 11.00 seconds in the final, and said: “I’m meant to be here. This is where I belong. It feels like home. In this final, I felt like I belong here.
“Going forward, the mentality has really grown – and, yeah, there’s no limits.”
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