London born and raised, James Dasaolu showed signs of his prodigious talent on the UK scene when he won the England Under-23 Championships in 2008.
Dasaolu then announced himself on the world stage in 2012, reaching the semi-finals at the Olympic Games in London, before claiming 60m European indoor silver the following year.
In 2013, he also broke the ten-second barrier, running 9.91 at the 2013 British Championships – making him the second fastest man in British history.
He followed it up by winning 100m gold in Zurich at the 2014 European Championships, his first major senior gold medal, before reaching the semi-finals of the 100m at Rio 2016.
He was also part of the British relay team which claimed gold in the 4x100m at the 2016 European Championships in Amsterdam.