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The resilient Briana Williams

Published:Friday | July 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Briana Williams


The brilliant performance of young Jamerican prodigy Briana Williams has left us speechless. She will be one to watch on the international stage in the near future after the exit of our current stars.

Briana's compelling run in the 100m and record-breaking feat over the 200m has placed her in a category of her own. She is a very resilient competitor of the highest repute. We have discovered the next big national star and must nurture her talent. This is a bright prospect and we cannot afford to allow her to falter along the wayside like some bright sparks we have had in the past.

Briana has got the requisite natural skills to conquer the best in a few years from now. I am putting my money on her to come home with some quality medals from the next World Championships.

She has emulated the likes of Veronica Campbell-Brown with a World Junior under 20 sprint double. This is really a magnificent and scintillating performance.

We would like her to be like a kind of protected species. If we fail this youngster, we would have failed an entire generation of the joys she is supposed to bring in the foreseeable future.


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