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

Jamaica’s rising track and field star Briana Williams is going Pro. Williams, who won the Tampere 2018 World U20 sprint double, has signed with Nike.

“Its official guys. I am turning Pro, and I am represented by HS International,” she said in a video post on her social media page. 

“I have signed my first endorsement deal with Nike,” added the 17-year-old.

“Just do it,” she quoted the Nike slogan while sitting around a table and signing what appears the deal.

HSI represents several athletes, chief among them Christian Coleman, Dalilah Muhammad and Michael Norman.

“Excited for the next chapter of my story,” …she wrote as the caption for the video. 

Williams, who has two more years of junior eligibility, last year announced she will forego the remainder of her junior career.

In 2018, she became the second Jamaican behind Veronica Campbell-Brown to win the World U20 sprint double title.

Williams, in 2018 and 2019 won three sprint gold medals at the Carifta Games, took the Austin Sealy Award on both occasions.

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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.