Bromley paid tribute to local athletics world champion through a tabled motion at a full council meeting.

Orpington raised Dina, who trains with Blackheath and Bromley Harriers, won an individual gold medal in the Women's 200m at the 2019 Athletics World Championship in Doha earlier this month, breaking her own British record with a time of 21.88 seconds.

The 23-year-old attended Perry Hall Primary School and then Newstead Woods School, going on to study history at Kings College London where she graduated with a BA (Hons) in 2017.

Bromley’s Mayor, Cllr Nicholas Bennett said: “We are extremely proud and thankful for the achievements of Dina Asher-Smith and for the inspiration she undoubtedly gives to our next generation of young people both through her sport and educationally. We wanted to formally convey this and I will be writing to Dina to present her with a special copy of the resolution.

“It also gives me great pleasure to report that the Council is currently undertaking refurbishment works at Norman Park Athletics Track.

"The new running track has already been re-laid and is in the process of being sprayed.

"Subject to weather, the works should be complete by the end of October and we hope that this will further encourage our local athletes to strive for the excellence that Dina has achieved.”

Asher-Smith also won a silver in the 100m on Sunday, and will now be targeting more sprint glory at the Olympic Games in Tokyo next summer.

She has trained and competed at Norman Park since the age of 8, continuing to use it as her main training base together with her coach, John Blackie.

There she is acknowledged as an inspiration to everyone involved with Blackheath and Bromley Harriers AC, not only for her achievements on the track but also her influence as a positive role model for junior athletes.

Asher-Smith recently donated various items of sports kit to be auctioned off for the benefit of local children leaving care.

Proceeds will be used to provide special ‘housewarming gifts’ over and above the support given by the Council.