'I wish I had gotten gold' - Mixed feelings for Williams following CAC 100mh bronze

By Sports Desk July 31, 2018
Jamaica's Jeanine Williams and Costa Rica's Andrea Vargas. Jamaica's Jeanine Williams and Costa Rica's Andrea Vargas.

Jamaica sprint hurdler Jeanine Williams admitted to mixed emotions after a third-place finish in the women’s 100m hurdles final at the Central American and Caribbean Games in Barranquilla Colombia on Tuesday.

In a tight race, Williams had found herself neck and neck with Costa Rica’s Andrea Vargas but struggled for rhythm late on before clipping the final hurdle as the Central American pulled clear. 

Haiti’s Vanessa Clerveaux, who had trailed both athletes early on, made use of the Jamaican’s late-race stumble to secure the silver medal in 13.07.  Williams eased up a bit at the line but still claimed bronze in 13.11.  The race winner Vargas took gold in 12.90.

 “I’m happy but I was a little bit disappointed because I was there but then the last hurdle got to me, so I’m a little disappointed but I’m still happy about getting a medal,” Williams said following the race.

“I’ve been having problems with the last hurdle sometimes in my races.  I still don’t think I was as focused as I should have been on the last hurdles, but I guess it happens in hurdles,” she added.

“It’s good considering (second senior medal) considering that it’s my second senior meeting but I wish I had got the gold.”  

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