Danielle Williams runs national record and world-leading 12.32 in London

By July 20, 2019

Danielle Williams set a new national record while winning the 100m hurdles at the Diamond League meeting in London on Saturday.

Run with the aid of a slight tailwind of 0.8m/s, the time shatters the 12.40s set by Janeek Brown at the NCAA Division I Championships in Texas in June. She is now the seventh-fastest woman ever.

Williams was disqualified at the Jamaican national championships on June 23, has to win the Diamond League title in order to have a  chance at making it to the IAAF World Championships in Doha in September.

The 2015 World Champion gave an indication of what was to come when she clocked 12.41s running into a headwind of -1.1m/s in the heats. It was at the time a personal best and the second-fastest time in the world this year.

In the final, she opened the jets to set a new personal best and world lead as well as a national record.

Nia Ali of the USA was second in a season-best time of 12.57 with Queen Claye third in 12.64.

Jamaica’s Megan Tapper clocked 12.66 for fourth.

Earlier, Elaine Thompson won the 200m in 22.13 over Marie-Josee Ta Lou 22.36 and Beth Dobbin of Great Britain who ran a personal-best 22.50 for third.

Shericka Jackson won the 400m in 50.69 over training partner Stephenie-Ann McPherson who clocked a season-best 50.74 and Laviai Nielson 50.83, a personal best.

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