BEIJING, China – Jamaica’s Danielle Williams was the only Caribbean winner in the heats of the 100 metres hurdles at the World Championships here inside Bird Nest Stadium.
Williams recovered from a slow start to surge to victory in 12.77 seconds ahead of Kendra Harrison of the United States of America who did 12.90 and Isabelle Pedersen of Norway who ended in 12.96. Dominica’s Lavonne Idlette was seventh in that heat with 13.70.
In another heat, Jamaica’s Shermaine Williams, sister of Danielle, got a good start and led the field until approximately 50 metres when she was passed by defending champion Brianna Rollins of the United States of America, who won in 12.67 seconds as Williams ended in 12.78. Andrea Ivancevic of Croatia was third in 12.88.
Meanwhile, Kierre Beckles of Barbados in her heat, got a good start and maintained her form to finish second to Dawn Harper-Nelson of the United States of America. The latter finished in 12.79 seconds as Beckles did 12.88 as Anna Zagre of Belarus was third in 12.90.
Jamaica’s Kimberley Laing started well, but faded badly over the final three hurdles to finish sixth in 13.10 as Devynne Charlton of Bahamas finished seventh and last in 13.16.
The Bahamas’ Adanaca Brown finished seventh and last in her heat in 13.74 seconds.