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Danielle Williams hurdles to surprise gold

Published:Friday | August 28, 2015 | 8:49 AM
Williams ... The 22-year-old ran a personal best 12.57 to beat a fast field. German Cindy Roleder was second in a time of 12.58 seconds.

Danielle Williams produced a surprise gold medal in the IAAF World Championships 100m hurdles to deliver Jamaica’s ninth medal.

The 22-year-old Williams, ran a personal  best 12.57 to beat a fast field.

German Cindy Roleder was second in a time of 12.58 seconds.

Williams lowered her personal  best for the second time in two hours after posting a time of 12.58 in the semi-final.

In her second World Championship, Williams now joins Brigitte Foster Hylton as the only other Jamaican to  win the event.

William’s older sister Shermaine finished seventh with a time of 12.95.