Dina Asher-Smith takes 200m bronze at World Championships, dedicating the medal to her grandmother's memory

Dina Asher-Smith of Great Britain overcame sorrow to place third in the 200-meter race at the World Athletics Championships

Dina Asher-Smith of Great Britain celebrates after winning the 200-meter race at the world athletics championships.

Dina Asher-Smith of the United Kingdom won the bronze medal in the 200 metres at the world athletics championships in Eugene, Oregon.

The defending champion, Asher-Smith, ran 22.02 seconds at Hayward Field to earn Great Britain its third medal in these competitions.

She got out to a strong start on Thursday in Eugene and was able to hold off Aminatou Seyni of Nigeria and Abby Steiner of the United States to secure her podium berth.

Asher-Smith shed tears as she thanked her late grandma for the award and celebrated.

She is a remarkable woman, and without her, without her work and sacrifices for us, my entire family would not be who we are today.

"My victories are always dedicated to my family and my team and everyone who has helped me to this point."