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Published:Sunday | August 7, 2016 | 8:23 AM
Jamaican gymnast Toni-Ann Williams

Andre Lowe, Special Projects Editor - Sports

Jamaican gymnast Toni-Ann Williams will shortly begin her history-making performance at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games with her routine set to begin at 9:45 a.m. (7:45 a.m. Jamaica time) at the Rio Olympic Arena.

Williams, who was born in the US to Jamaican parents is the first Jamaican gymnast to qualify for the Olympic Games.

She will start her Artistic Gymnastics competition on her favourite apparatus, the floor exercise. She will be the first competitor on the mat.

At 10.07 a.m. (8:07 a.m. Jamaica time), she will then move to the pole vault before competing on the uneven bars at 10:30 a.m. (8:30 a.m.) and the balance beam at 10:52 a.m. (8:52 a.m.).

Looking ahead to her competition, Williams says she is exciting about the opportunity and is looking forward to giving it her all.

"This means a lot to me and I also know what this means to the programme in Jamaica and i'm really looking forward to the competition," Williams told The Gleaner.