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Williams: Right where I need to be ... Triple jumper buoyed by improving performances

Published:Saturday | July 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMJoel Campbell
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MONTE CARLO, Monaco:

COMING INTO the Monaco Diamond League ranked third gave Kimberly Williams all the motivation she needed to pit her skills against the series competition leaders.

The odds were always stacked in the favour of the eventual winner Colombian Caterine Ibarguen and second placed finisher Venezuelan Yulimar Rojas who jumped 14.86 and 14.83m respectively, both athletes demonstrating scintillating form this year.

However, with no athletes jumping anywhere near their personal bests this season there was always a chance for the 28-year-old Jamaican to make inroads on the coveted diamond presented to the overall winner of the series.

Talking to The Gleaner about her third place finish with a season best jump of 14.54m, Williams said she felt she was right where she needed to be.

"Today shows that I am moving in the right direction. Each meet, you want to get better and better.

"In Rabat I jumped 14.31m and to see 14.54m is really close to my PB, so obviously I am in the right place going into World's so I am just trying to stay healthy because that is always my problem. So far my heel is feeling better so that's good and I'm just looking forward to Worlds in the next coming weeks."