Jamaica Sports News: Jamaica’s newest track and field star Brianna Williams, became the second Jamaican woman and the fourth in history to land the sprint double, at the IAAF world junior championship in Tampere, Finland.
Williams who took gold in the 100m on Tuesday, smashed the championship record, clocking 22.50 seconds to win the 200m. In doing so she beat the old record of 22.53 set in 2012 by Antonique Strachan of the Bahamas.
Williams’ time also beat the Jamaica National junior record of 22.71, set by Simone Facey in 2004 and the national youth mark of 22.72, set this year by Kevona Davis.
Williams now joins Veronica Campbell Brown, as Jamaicans to win the sprint double at the world juniors, Campbell Brown did so in 2000 in Chile.
That was one of two medals won by Jamaica on the penultimate day of competition.
Jamaica’s other medal on the penultimate day of competition, came from the boys 4 x 100m relay team. They finished second behind the United States in 38.96 seconds, the Americans won in 38.88 seconds.
The two medals took Jamaica’s tally at the meet to nine, including 3 gold, 4 silver and 2 bronze, for second on the overall table.