Danielle Williams became the first Jamaican woman to win a sprint hurdles Diamond League title. She won at Friday’s (6 Sept) Memorial Van Damme, Brussels Diamond League.
Williams, despite a long wait, while Tobi Amusan disputed a false start DQ, was up first and never surrendered her lead.
She zipped over the barriers with terrific verve to cross the line in 12.46, her third-fastest time of the season. Williams’ 12.32, a Jamaican record, makes her the fastest woman in the world this year.
World record holder Keni Harrison (12.73) was left chasing and at no time look as if she was catching up. Nia Ali (12.74) and Sharika Nelvis (12.83) also felt the damage done to the field by Williams.
Williams will go into the Doha 2019 World Championships as the gold medal favourite.
Earlier, Ronald Levy ran 13.31 for second in the men’s 110m hurdles, won by Orlando Ortega 13.22.
Natoya Goule, 2:01.40s, finished fifth in the women’s 800m.
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