Herts Phoenix sprint champion meets world's fastest man Usain Bolt

THE World's, and WGC's, fastest female youth sprinter came face to face with the planet s quickest man when they met at the Aviva London Grand Prix. Double World Youth Championships sprint gold medallist Jodie Williams caught up with triple Olympic gold m

THE World's, and WGC's, fastest female youth sprinter came face to face with the planet's quickest man when they met at the Aviva London Grand Prix.

Double World Youth Championships sprint gold medallist Jodie Williams caught up with triple Olympic gold medal winner Usain Bolt in the capital.

Jodie said: "My coach knows Usain's coach and he was down in the warm up area and he came over to me and spoke to me."

The Times Territory athlete was delighted to meet the Jamaican super-star.


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"It was absolutely amazing because in terms of sprinting he is the person that everyone looks up to.

"My coach told him about what happened at the World Youths and he said well done to me."

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Bolt's record breaking Olympic performances in Beijing last year catapulted him to stardom.

He won 100m, 200m and 4 x 100m gold setting world records in all three events.

Now with the countdown to the London 2012 Olympics under the three-year mark, Williams' dream of appearing there remain firmly on track.

The 15-year-old was handpicked as a future Olympian earlier this year when she was selected to join the UKA Heroes project sponsored by Original Source.

This saw her scoop a �1,000 cash injection in the process to aid her London bid.

Williams underlined her potential last month by becoming the first girl ever to claim 100m and 200m gold at the World Youth Championships.

The teenager is more determined than ever to live the Olympic dream in three years time.

"London is obviously something I am thinking about and I would love to go there if I could.

"I'll only be 18 but even if I can just go along and get the experience I think it would be amazing.

"It doesn't seem like that long since they announced that London was going to have the Olympics and now it is only three years.

"In athletics there is always another competition to concentrate on so time goes pretty quickly but things are going well for me at the moment."

"They took Ashlee Nelson to Beijing just to get some experience and if I could do that as well that would be amazing."

Williams' heroics in Italy earned her a spot in the GB European Junior Championship relay squad.

However, the Queenswood School pupil was forced to withdraw through injury.

But the GB relay squad's loss was Williams' gain.

She was therefore able to attend the Aviva London Grand Prix and rub shoulders with triple Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt, who bids to become 100m world champion today in Berlin, Germany.

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