By Kayon Raynor
Young Jamaican sprinter Briana Williams who tested positive for a banned diuretic in June, looks set to definitely miss out on competing at her first senior World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar as her disciplinary hearing is set to start only four days before the actual championships get underway on September 27.
Following approximately 30 minutes of case management behind closed doors with the three-member Independent Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel comprising of chairman, attorney Kent Gammon, medical practitioner Dr Marjorie Vassell and sports administrator Denise Forrest on Tuesday, the dates for Williams's actual hearing was scheduled for later this month at a venue to be decided.
Gammon, made the disclosure to members of the media gathered at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel on Tuesday following a preliminary hearing. Williams and her representative Dr Emir Crowne both appeared via skype at Tuesday’s preliminary hearing, while the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission's team appeared in person.
Williams, tested positive for the banned diuretic hydrochlorothiazide at the National Senior Championships in June where she clocked 10.94 seconds to place third in the 100 metres. The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) is set to announce the nation's team to Doha on Wednesday.