Briana Williams off to Commonwealth Games
Briana Williams wins at SDF/JAAA Jubilee Series at JC on 4 June 2022
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Briana Williams is heading to the Commonwealth Games as a late call-up to the Jamaica team.

The Ato Boldon-coached sprinter didn’t have the Commonwealth Games on her schedule but decided to step in at the last minute to fill the void left in the event due to withdrawals and medical ineligibility.

Jamaica, the powerhouse in world sprinting – especially on the women’s side – are making every effort to field a strong team in the women’s sprints at Birmingham 2022.

Jamaica, led by Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who won her fifth world 100 meters title last week, took the top three spots in the women’s short sprint at the World Athletics Championships, and much is expected from the women’s squad at the Games.

News coming out of Birmingham, Kemba Nelson, who was a member of Jamaica’s 4x100m team in Eugene, has withdrawn, and other athletes have tested positive for COVID-19, depleting the women’s 100-meter entries. Shericka Jackson, who won gold in the 200m and silver in the 100m in. Eugene has also opted against attending the Commonwealth Games.

Elaine Thompson-Herah is the only member of the silver medal-winning 4x100m team from Eugene who is down to compete in Birmingham.

According to Jamaican journalist Kayon Raynor, Boldon has confirmed that  Briana is heading to the Commonwealth Games and should be in action as early as Tuesday, August 2.

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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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