Briana Williams lands sprint double at World U20 Championships

Report by RJRGLEANER Communications Group Sports Reporter Jordan Forte

Sprinter Brianna Williams took the sprint double as she won the women's 200 metres at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Tampere, Finland on Saturday. Williams clocked a Championship record and new personal best of 22.50 seconds to win the event ahead of American Lauren Raine Williams  23.09 while Poland’s Natyna Kotwila finished third in a national record and personal best 23.21 seconds.

Jamaica’s other medal on the day came in the men’s 4 x 100m where the team of Xavier Nairne, Christopher Taylor, Jevaughn Matherson and Michael Stephens clocked a National Junior Record of 38.96 seconds with the US taking gold in 38.88 seconds. Jamaica remain second in the medal table with 9 medals, 3 gold, 4 silver and 2 bronze.



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