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Two ready for Worlds


EZRA STUART, [email protected]

Two ready for Worlds

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AFTER THE DISAPPOINTMENT of missing last year’s Rio Olympics through injury, one of the darlings of Barbados track and field, Sada Williams, is back on track.

Williams and United States-based sprinter Burkheart Ellis qualified for the IAAF World Championships in London, August 4-13 by winning the 200 metres on the final day of the National Athletics Championships at the National Stadium on Sunday night.

Williams, 20, posted a championship meet record of 22.80 seconds in the women’s race, while the 24-year-old Ellis conquered the men in 20.37 seconds. Both also qualify for next year’s Commonwealth Games in Australia.

With the evergreen Jade Bailey not returning for the final after winning her heat in 23.34, American-born Myasia Jacobs (23.68) finished second, with Lisa Anne Barrow (23.73) third. (ES)

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

 

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