Jamaica's Briana Williams tests positive for banned substance
Jamaica's Briana Williams tests positive for banned substance

Briana Williams is in Jamaica’s team for the Doha 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Qatar. See Video of announcement and team below.

Williams, who tested positive at the Jamaica Trials in June, is named to the team pending the outcome of her case on 25 Sept.

She is scheduled to appear before the Independent Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel (IADP) on September 23-25. The IAAF World Championships starts on 27 Sept and ends on 6 Oct.

Meanwhile, Akeem Bloomfield is named to contest the men’s 400m and 4×400. Bloomfield ran the 200m at Trials and finished fourth.

Bloomfield’s training partner, Nathon Allen, who did not participate at the Trials, is selected to the 4x400m squad.

Yohan Blake (100, 200, 4x100m relay)
Tyquendo Tracey (100m, 4x100m relay)
Rasheed Dwyer (100m, 200m, 4x100m relay)
Julian Forte (4x100m)
Oshane Bailey (4x100m relay)
Andre Ewers (100m reserve, 200, 4x100m relay)
Akeen Bloomfield (200m reserve, 400m, 4x400m relay)|
Demish Gaye (400m, 4x400m relay)
Terry Thomas (4x400m relay)
Javon Francis (4x400m relay)
Rusheen McDonald (400m, 4x400m relay)
Devaughn Baker (4x400m relay)
Nathon Allen (400m reserve, 4x400m relay)
Demar Murray (4x400m relay)
Omar McLeod (110m hurdles)
Ronald Levy (110m hurdles)
Orlando Bennett (110m hurdles)
Andrew Riley (110m hurdles)
Kemar Mowatt (400m hurdles)
Tajay Gayle (long jump)
Jordon Scott (triple jump)
Fedrick Dacres (discus)
Traves Smikle (discus)
Chad Wright (discus)
O’Dayne Richards (shot put)

Elaine Thompson (100m, 200m, 4x100m relay)
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (100m, 200m, 4x100m relay)
Briana Williams (100m, 4x100m relay)
Jonielle Smith (100m reserve, 4x100m relay)
Natalliah Whyte (4x100m relay)
Natasha Morrison (4x100m relay)
Schillonie Calvert-Powell (200m, 4x100m relay)
Shashalee Forbes (4x100m relay, 200m reserve)
Shericka Jackson (400m, 4x400m relay)
Anastasia Le-Roy (400m, 4x400m relay)
Stephanie-Ann McPherson (400m, 4x400m relay)
Roneisha McGregor (400m reserve, 4400m relay)
Tiffany James (4x400m relay)
Shiann Salmon (4400m relay, 400m hurdles reserve)
Janieve Russell (400m hurdles, 4x400m relay)
Natoya Goule (800m, 4x400m relay)
Ashia Praught-Leer (1500m)
Danielle Williams (100m hurdles)
Janeek Brown (100m hurdles)
Megan Tapper (100m hurdles)
Yanique Thompson (100m hurdles)
Rushell Clayton (400m hurdles)
Rhonda Whute (400m hurdles)
Tisanna Hickling (long jump)
Chanice Porter (long jump)
Shanieka Ricketts (triple jump)
Kimberly Williams (triple jump)
Shadae Lawrence (discus)
Shanice Love (discus)
Danniel Thomas-Dodd (shot put)

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  1. I am uncomfortable with Ato Bolden as her coach. I don’t like him and these allegations are my worst fears come true.
    Remember, in 2008 he was the one who started the Show boating argument regarding Usain.
    He has never meant Jamaica well so what is he doing coaching a Jamaican Diaspora Athlete?

  2. You go Brianna God’s got this run the race that is set before you with all your might and strength ?????‍♀️?‍♀️????

  3. Carelessness on the part of the Coach put the child in this very uncomfortable situation.how could you allowed her mother to administer medication to her at a track meet without the necessary checks and balance and declaration.unacceptable.

  4. Congrats young lady,… put on your blinders and trust no one going forth… Not everyone that smile at you are with you.

  5. Briana you are getting closer to Doha. ????You must now be cleared at the hearing…best wishes. I want to see you in Doha…???


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