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Historic race for Sada today

Anmar Goodridge-Boyce

Historic race for Sada today
Sada Williams (FILE)

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Sada Williams will create local track and field history today by becoming the first Barbadian woman to compete in the finals of a Diamond League athletics meet.

The 23-year-old quarter-miler, who is having the season of her life, sits on the cusp of what would be a remarkable achievement as she heads into the women’s 400-metre final in Zurich, Switzerland, with 17 points, a personal best of 50.11 seconds and the greatest opportunity for her maiden international victory in the one-lap event.

If victorious, Williams will bag US$30 000 in cash prize, a trophy and a wild card for the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon, next year.

A second place finish guarantees US$12 000 while the third place runner gets US$7 000.

The former Coleridge & Parry and Harrison College student will enter the starting blocks in Lane 6 at 1:04 p.m. (Barbados time) against a star-studded field of competitors. (AGB)

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