Danielle Williams destroys the field to win Diamond League title and a spot in Doha

By September 06, 2019
Williams wins a diamond, US$50,000 and a spot on Jamaica's team to the World Championships in Doha in three weeks. Williams wins a diamond, US$50,000 and a spot on Jamaica's team to the World Championships in Doha in three weeks.

Danielle Williams won herself a diamond, US$50,000 and a place at the IAAF World Championships of Athletics following a commanding performance at the Diamond League meeting in Brussels on Friday.

The 2015 world champion, who was disqualified from the Jamaican national championships in June, outclassed a stacked field that included the world record holder Kendra Harrison, to win in 12.46s.

Harrison was a distant second in 12.73 while her compatriot Nia Ali was third in 12.74.

Williams was the only Jamaican winner on the night as Dina Asher-Smith upstaged pre-race favourite Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce to win the 100m. The Briton won in 10.88s with the Jamaican second in 10.95s. Marie Josee-Ta Lou was third in 11.09.

Ronald Levy ran 13.31 for second in the 110m hurdles won by Orlando Ortega of Spain. Sergey Shubenkov of Russia was third in 13.33.

Akeem Bloomfield was third in the 400m in 44.67s finishing behind the Americans Fred Kerley 44.46 and race winner Michael Norman 44.26s.

Meanwhile, Fedrick Dacres considered a medal contender in the men’s discus at this month’s world championships, looked a shadow of himself finishing third in the event won by his main rival Daniel Stahl with a massive throw of 68.68m.

Dacres managed a best throw of 65.27m which was easily eclipsed by Austria’s Lukas Weisshaidinger whose 66.03m got him second place.

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