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Danielle Williams: Top 10 fastest timings of the athlete in the women’s 100 m hurdles

Danielle Gracia Williams is a Jamaican track and field athlete specialising in the 100-metre hurdles. She is best known for winning gold medals at the 2015 World Championships and the 2023 World Championships. In addition, she won two medals at the Summer Universiades. She won the bronze in 2013 and gold in 2015. Additionally, she also represented her country at the 2013 World Championships. Williams has personal bests of 12.32 seconds in the 100 metres hurdles (2019) and 7.75 seconds in the 60 metres hurdles (2022). Recently, she won her special event i.e. the 100 m hurdles at the World Athletics Championship in Budapest.

Career Arch of Danielle Williams

Danielle Williams arrived at the 2013 Summer Universiade in the Russian city of Kazan as a 20-year-old with a formidable junior record. It also signalled the arrival of a new sprinter in the track and field. Jamaica has anyways a long history of track and field athletes. This vibrant list includes the names of Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake, Aleen Bailey, and Asafa Powell. Danielle is the new generation in this long list. Williams had a very promising start from the early part of her career, at the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships she earned gold in the 100-metre hurdles. Later that year at the World Junior Championships, she missed the podium by one place. But she was back on the podium in 2011 as she took the 100m hurdles silver at the Pan American Junior Championships in the United States.

Her performance at the Kazan Summer Universiade was outstanding. She lowered her personal best to 12.84, to take bronze behind gold medallist Vashti Thomas of the US and Alina Talay of Belarus. That proved to be the high point of Williams’ career to date. She bettered her previous record in the next Summer Universiade in South Korea. On this occasion, Williams got the feel of standing on the highest point of the podium. She won by 12.78 seconds against Russia’s Nina Morozova and Michelle Jenneke of Australia. The following month Williams once again found herself standing in the gold medal position. This came after producing her peak performance at the Beijing World Championships. A superlative run earned her gold in a personal best of 12.5 seconds.

Williams crashed out of the following year’s World Indoor Championships in Portland, Oregon, and finished a disappointing 18th at the 2017 World Championships in London. But in 2018 she returned to form as she won silver at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in 12.78 seconds. At the 2019 Doha World Championships, she earned another significant medal, taking bronze in 12.47. Thes also lowered her personal best in London earlier that year to 12.32. In 2022, she encountered the other side of her event once again as she hit her third hurdle in her preliminary round at the World Indoor Athletics Championships in Belgrade. She then lost control, smashing her fourth barrier clean in two before struggling home out of the qualification places.

What are the top ten best runs of Danielle Williams in women’s 100 m hurdles?

Competition (location)DateResultPosition
Müller Anniversary Games (Great Britain)20 JUL 201912.321
Müller Anniversary Games (Great Britain)20 JUL 201912.411
IAAF World Championships (Qatar)06 OCT 201912.411
World Athletics Championships (USA)24 JUL 202212.413
World Athletics Championships (Hungary)24 AUG 202312.431
Müller Grand Prix (Great Britain)18 AUG 201912.461
AG Memorial Van Damme (Belgium)06 SEP 201912.461
IAAF World Championships (Qatar)06 OCT 201912.473
Diamond League (Sweden)10 JUN 201812.482
Ostrava IAAF Continental Cup (Czech Republic)08 SEP 201812.491

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