Briana Williams runs 11.28 in heats at World U20 Championships 2018

World Junior sprint double champion Briana Williams pulled out of last weekend’s Christmas Class Odd Distance meet.

Williams, who won the Tampere 2018 World U20 Championships 100m and 200m titles, was registered to run the 300m and 150m dash in Freeport, Bahamas.

However, failure on the part of the meet organizers to deliver on reasonable expectations led to the withdrawal.

Ato Boldon, Willimas’ coach, explained in this statement, posted on the athlete’s social media page.

“Freeport, Bahamas has a special place in our hearts.
Last year, we flew here to do our part in the hurricane Dorian relief effort, so when the opportunity came to compete here this year, it seemed like a great idea.

“Unfortunately, the organizers of this meet have failed to deliver on just about every reasonable expectation that there could be to host a decent track and field event, and as a result, I’ve decided to withdraw Briana from participation in this meet,” ended the statement from Boldon.

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By Anthony Foster

Is a two-time Jamaica sports journalist of the year (2004 and 2005) and world-renowned journalist. One of his award-winning articles was on Usain Bolt, 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion and sprint double record holder, was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony has covered Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016; Six (6) IAAF World Athletics Championships between 2007 and 2019 and several other international sporting events, including the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his favourite football team, Argentina vs the USA in 2004.

11 thoughts on “Briana Williams pulled out of Bahamas’ meet”
  1. The real reason Briana did not run is because Ato was disrespectful to a few coaches, event personnel and the event organizer (MYSELF) refused to put up with his arrogance.
    When you respect people they respect you.
    When coaches are excited to say hi Ato an you give those coaches a stare like you don’t even want to embrace their excitement and they come to me about your attitude over and over.
    You pull the plug on our national sports Journalist interview with Briana and claim it isn’t what you want… Bro…
    He has violated so many persons without even caring.
    This sport has everything to do with being humble, remember that dealing with that young lady future please.

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