Williams leads Jamaicans with wins in Europe

September 04, 2023
Danielle Williams
Danielle Williams
Ronald Levy
Ronald Levy

World Championships women's 100 metres hurdles gold medallist Danielle Williams continued her winning form yesterday in Europe after capturing the event at the ISTAF Berlin Silver Tour meet.

Williams, who won the event three days earlier at the Zurich Diamond League, had little difficulty, competing at the Berlin Olympic Stadium, winning easily in 12.71 seconds. Michelle Jenneke of Australia was second in 12.89, while Amber Johnson of the United States of America (USA) ended third in 12.98.

Ronald Levy, making a rare appearance this season because of injury, captured the men's 110 metres hurdles in 13.45 seconds.

Jonielle Smith had a third-place finish in the women's 100 metres in 11.33 seconds.

Two other Jamaicans had wins at the Citta Di Padova World Athletics Continental Tour Bronze meet in Italy. Amoi Brown captured the women's 100 metres hurdles. With World Championships winner Sha'Carri Richardson pulling out, Natasha Morrison won the women's 100 metres after finishing second to the American three days earlier at the Zurich Diamond League.

Morrison clocked 11.15 seconds, with the USA's Twanisha Terry settling for second in 11.21 and Jamaica's Briana Williams third in 11.39.

Brown, who barely missed out on making the Jamaica team for the World Championships after a close fourth in the women's 100 metres hurdles at the National Senior Championships, continued her excellent form in Europe.

She won in 12.83 seconds, well ahead of second-place finisher Hungary's Anna Toth, who clocked 13.20 and third-place finisher Mako Fukube of Japan in 13.25.

Jamaicans Michael Campbell and Tajay Gayle had second-place finishes in their events at the meet. Campbell did 10.28 seconds in the men's 100 metres, behind winner Kyree King of the USA in 10.28.

As he did three days earlier in Zurich, Gayle had to settle for second in the men's long jump with a distance of 8.00 metres, as Torn Compagne of France got the win with 8.09.

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