Sada bows out
THIS COUNTRY’S ABYSMAL run at the IAAF World Championships in London continued as yet another Barbadian athlete made a hasty first round exit.
This time, it was teenage sprinter Sada Williams, who could do no better than fifth in heat four of the women’s 200 metres yesterday. Running in lane four, next to Bahamian favourite Shaunae Miller-Uibo, Williams, the baby of the Barbados contingent at 19, crossed the line in 23.55 secs, nowhere near her season’s best of 22.80 secs.
The top three in each heat were automatic qualifiers along with the two fastest losers. That meant that though Estelle Raffai was much slower than Williams, clocking 23.72 secs, the Frenchwoman was able to advance as she was third in heat five.
Miller-Uibo, who is chasing the 200-400 double, was the class of the field, racing home unchallenged in 22.69 seconds. She was off the curve smoothly and executed down the homestretch to finish ahead of Jamaica’s Simone Facey in 22.98 in heat four. (Reuters/MK)
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