Commonwealth Games: Jodie Williams books 200m semi-final spot

PUBLISHED: 10:02 31 July 2014 | UPDATED: 10:05 31 July 2014

Jodie Williams (Picture by Paul Sanwell/OP Photographic)

Jodie Williams (Picture by Paul Sanwell/OP Photographic)


Welwyn Garden City sprinter Jodie Williams secured victory in heat five of the 200m last night (Wednesday) in Glasgow.

The 20-year-old clocked 23.42secs to ease into the semi-finals, which are scheduled for 6.07pm this evening (Thursday).

Williams, who runs for Herts Phoneix, eased home in her heat to see Ghana’s Janet Amponsah into second with British Virgin Islands’ Ashley Kelly in third.

In tonight’s semi-final, Williams goes into it with the fourth-fastest personal best time in the field, with Nigeria’s newly-crowned 100m Commonwealth champion Blessing Okagbare the main threat.

Williams’ personal best in the 200m is 22.76secs. with Okagbare registering 22.31secs.

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