Welwyn Garden City athlete remains on course for world youth sprint double

TEENAGE athlete Jodie Williams remains on course for a sensational sprint double at the IAAF World Youth Championships in Bressanone, Italy. The 15-year-old Herts Phoenix runner from Welwyn Garden City eased into the 200m final as the fastest qualifier, c

TEENAGE athlete Jodie Williams remains on course for a sensational sprint double at the IAAF World Youth Championships in Bressanone, Italy.

The 15-year-old Herts Phoenix runner from Welwyn Garden City eased into the 200m final as the fastest qualifier, clocking 23.44 seconds in her semi-final today (Saturday).

After blasting her way to gold on Thursday in the 100m, Queenswood School pupil Williams is now in with a great chance of another world title.

Williams, who has a personal and season's 200m best of 23.25 secs, will be joined in the final by fellow Brit Shaunna Thompson.


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The Sale Harrier was third in her heat, but is through to the final as a fastest loser.

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