Briana Williams makes herself available for World Indoor Championships next month

By February 24, 2022

Jamaica’s Olympic gold medallist Briana Williams will be made available to represent Jamaica at the 2022 World Indoor Championships in Belgrade from March 18-20.

Williams, who will be 20 the day after the end of the championships, is the second-fastest Jamaican woman in the world this year after she ran 7.09 over 60m at the New Balance Grand Prix in New York on February 6.

Only Elaine Thompson-Herah, who ran 7.04 at the ORLEN – Copernicus Cup in Torun, Poland on Tuesday, has run faster than the Florida-based teen, whose coach Ato Boldon, confirmed her availability to Sportsmax.TV.

“It would be easy to say, ‘Well, Euro travel is a hassle’ or ‘Let’s get ready for outdoors’, but a deal is a deal and I told her if she ran 7-oh she could go and she’s not only done that, she’s recaptured some of that 2018/2019 hungry-as-hell-Briana form so I’m eager to see the results of all the work she’s put in,” he said.

Williams began her season in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on January 14 with runs of 7.20/7.18 and then dipped to 7.22 at the Millrose Games in New York on January 29.

She rediscovered her form at the New Balance Grand Prix with 7.09/7.11 clockings that were only surpassed by Thompson-Herah, who ran 7.08 in Birmingham on February 19 and then 7.04 in Torun.

However, based on a post on Instagram on Tuesday following her second-place finish in Torun, her outing in Poland was her last for the indoor season.

“Didn’t win today but super grateful. Everybody’s a work in progress. I’m a work in progress. I am still learning all the time. See y’all outdoors,” she said.

There is also no indication that Olympic 100m bronze medallist Shericka Jackson will be heading to Serbia next month. Jackson is the third-fastest Jamaican woman this year by virtue of her 7.12 run in Fayetteville, Arkansas, on February 11.

 

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