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

Jamaica’s rising star Briana Williams had a very busy day, 20 July. The 18-year-old sprinter ran five races in less than two-and-half hours at the AP Ranch High-Performance Invitational.

The meet helped athletes to fulfil their contractual duties in a number of competitions and performances per year.

Williams, who is the World U20 sprint double champion, earlier this year signed a professional contract with Nike.

She ran 7.68 for 10th in the women’s 60m, 12.43 for 11th the 100m and finished 13th in the 150m with a time of 18.74.

Williams’ other two races, 250m was done in 38.31 for 15th and 300m, 13th in 46.56.

Brianna Rollins-McNeal won the 60m in 7.39 and 150m in 16.41.

The other track events, 100m went to Sha’Carri Richardson, 11.56; 250m Kyra Jefferson, 32.44 and 300m to Melissa Gonzalez in 39.06.

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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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