Briana Williams wins 200m at World U20 Championships 2018
Briana Williams wins 200m at World U20 Championships 2018

Briana Williams has decided not to defend her World U20 sprint double title. She will forego the remaining two years of her junior career.

Williams, who won gold at the Pan Am Junior Championships on Friday night (19 Jul) and helped Jamaica to silver in the 4x100m on Saturday, disclosed that was the last time completing at the junior level.

“The end of an era. Tonight I ran my last race at the junior level for Jamaica,” she wrote on her social media page.

“It’s time for me to step aside and allow the next generation of Jamaican girls to represent the black, green and gold,” added Williams.

The 17-year-old has two more years of junior eligibility, which means World U20 Championships 2020 and Pan Am Junior 2021.

Williams, in 2018 and 2019 won three sprint gold medals at the Carifta Games, took the Austin Sealy Award on both occasions.
Also, in 2018, she became the first Jamaican to win the World U20 sprint double title.

At the Jamaica Trials in June, she ran 10.94secs, the first Jamaican junior to run sub-11secs.

“I’m grateful to all of you who have made me feel so welcome as a Jamaican ambassador and athlete,” said the Carifta Games U20 100m champion.

Carifta Games 100m ?

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World under-20 Championships ??
??100m/200m u-18/u-20 records 11.13/22.50

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NACAC under-18 ?
PanAm under-20 Championships ??
??100m u-18/u-20 record 10.94

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.


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