DINA ASHER-SMITH reckons being immortalised as a Barbie Doll is one of her biggest achievements.
Ahead of International Women’s Day on Sunday, Britain’s fastest female runner received a one-of-a-kind Barbie ‘Shero’ doll created in her likeness.
Asher-Smith, 24, won three medals at the last IAAF world championships in Doha, including the 200m title in national record time.
And she will be among the favourites to win an Olympic gold at the Tokyo Games this summer.
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 was honoured with a Shero doll two years ago.