Jodie Williams faints and misses 60m British Indoor Championships final

PUBLISHED: 19:06 08 February 2014 | UPDATED: 19:10 08 February 2014

Jodie Williams at the Sainsbury's British Athletics Indoor Championships. Picture by Paul Sanwell/OP Photography

Jodie Williams at the Sainsbury's British Athletics Indoor Championships. Picture by Paul Sanwell/OP Photography

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Welwyn Garden City sprinter Jodie Williams missed the Sainsbury’s British Athletics Indoor Championships 60m final this afternoon (Saturday) after fainting.

The 20-year-old had started the competition strongly as the fastest qualifier from the heats in a season’s best 7.32seconds at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield.

However, after coming second in her semi-final, again clocking 7.32secs, with Montell Douglas ahead of her in 7.29secs, Williams fainted and was then unable to recall the race.

Following a trip to the doctor’s room the Hertfordshire ace was told not to compete in the final later in the afternoon.

Speaking on Twitter, the disappointed Herts Phoenix athlete said: “Gutted I had to pull out of the final, doctors orders! Fainted after the semi and don’t remember running it at all.”

Williams added that she expects to be back in competition next weekend at the Sainsbury’s Indoor Grand Prix in Birmingham.

In Williams’ absence, the 60m final was won by Asha Philip in a stadium record 7.09 secs.

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