Jodie Williams casts selection frustration aside with two podium finishes

PUBLISHED: 14:10 06 August 2015 | UPDATED: 15:58 06 August 2015

Jodie Williams training in St Albans

Jodie Williams training in St Albans


WGC sprinter Jodie Williams responded to missing out on selection for the individual 200m at the IAAF World Championships by taking third place in the Diamond League and winning the 200m at the AAA Championships.

The 21-year-old will travel to Beijing, China for the Championships in the Great Britain & Northern Ireland squad though as part of the 4x100m relay team.

However, the Herts Phoenix sprinter, who has missed some of the season so far with a hamstring injury, took to Twitter to give her view.

She said: “To say I’m disappointed would be an understatement, I’ve never not made an individual spot on a team before, but I completely understand the selectors’ decision.”

Margaret Adeoye and Bianca Williams automatically qualified for 200m places at the British trials while Dina Asher-Smith was handed the third spot.

Williams raced in the 100m at the at the Anniversary Games at the Olympic Stadium in London the weekend before the squad was revealed.

“I would have loved the opportunity to race in the 200 at the weekend to show what shape I’m in, but unfortunately that didn’t happen,” she added.

“I wish the girls the best of luck and will be there supporting them and running with them in the 4x100m.”

Since the squad announcement, Williams was third in the 200m at the Diamond League meet in Stockholm, Sweden on Thursday in 23.09secs and on Sunday won the event at the AAAs Championships in Bedford, clocking 23.97secs.

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