World Championships selection for Jodie Williams and Deji Tobais

PUBLISHED: 10:06 17 July 2013 | UPDATED: 10:32 17 July 2013

Jodie Williams and Deji Tobais

Jodie Williams and Deji Tobais


Moscow beckons for Welwyn Garden City’s Williams and University of Hertfordshire student Tobais.

FOLLOWING their superb respective performances at the European Athletics U23 Championships, the talented sprinters will be part of Team GB at the World Championships that take place in Moscow, August 10-18.

Williams is GB women’s 200m hope, alongside Anyika Onoura, and she is also part of the squad for the 4x100m relay, along with Asha Philip, Hayley Jones, Annabelle Lewis, Ashleigh Nelson, Bianca Williams and Dina Asher-Smith.

Tobais forms part of the men’s 4x100m squad alongside Harry Aikines-Aryeetey, Dwain Chambers, James Dasaolu, James Ellington, Adam Gemili, Richard Kilty and Andrew Robertson.

Last week at the European U23 Championships, Williams was crowned the 200m champion with a time of 22.92secs, and also scooped silver in the 100m in 11.42secs.

She then rounded off a remarkable few days with another silver in the 4x100m relay with team-mates Annie Tagoe, Corinne Humphreys and Rachel Johncock.

Germany claimed the gold medal in this event.

The 19-year-old is the fifth woman to take three medals at the meet, the most by a British woman, overtaking Alison Curbishley’s two in 1997.

Tobais also shone at the meet as he collected a silver medal in the 100m, clocking 10.29secs. The gold went to Adam Gemili in 10.20secs.

The University of Hertfordshire student was then part of the 4x100m men’s relay team that set a championship record of 38.77secs in claiming the gold medal.

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