Bromley's Dina Asher-Smith has been named Sportswoman of the Year 2019 at the Sports Journalists Association (SJA) Awards.

The awards ceremony took place Thursday afternoon (November 28).

Ms Asher-Smith faced staunch competition for the award from other outstanding British sportswomen including fellow athlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson and footballer Lucy Bronze.

The Orpington-born sprinter took the 200 metres gold medal to become world champion at the World Athletics Championships in Doha earlier this year.

She also claimed silver medals in the 100 metres and 4x100 metres relay in Doha.

Her triumph in the 200 metres broke her own British record over that distance and cemented her title as the fastest British woman in history.

SJA, who live-blogged the event via Twitter, said Ms Asher-Smith paid tribute to her coach John Blackie on accepting the award.

It is the second year in a row Ms Asher-Smith has won the SJA award.

As News Shopper reported previously, Bromley paid tribute to the 23-year-old, who attended Perry Hall Primary School and Newstead Woods School, after she was crowned World Champion.

Soon after her victory last month, Bromley’s Mayor, Cllr Nicholas Bennett personally saluted the sprinter:

"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," Cllr Bennett said, referencing a Bromley Council resolution that saw the Council pay formal tribute to Ms Asher-Smith.

Ms Asher-Smith is also among the shortlisted nominees for this year's coveted BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

She was named Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year for 2019 earlier this month.