Beth Dobbin secures place in '˜dream' European Championships final

Sprotbrough sprinter Beth Dobbin has her sights set on a European Championship medal after powering into the 200m final in Berlin.

Friday, 10th August 2018, 8:29 pm
Updated Monday, 13th August 2018, 10:39 am
Beth Dobbin secures second spot in her 200m semi-final at the European Athletics Championships in Berlin

The 24-year-old finished second behind Olympic silver medalist Dafne Schippers in her semi-final to qualify sixth fastest for the decider, which will take place at 7.45pm on Saturday.

“This time last year I wanted to be a British finalist so to be in a European final, it’s a dream come true,” said Dobbin, the daughter of former Doncaster Rovers player Jim.

“I ran to the wrong line and came off the bend thinking just stay relaxed.

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“To get automatic qualification is amazing – I’m very happy with that.”

Dobbin finished in a time of 22.84. British rival Dina Asher-Smith qualified fastest in 22.33.