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Switzerland Diamond League: Williams-Mills pleased with third place 400m finish

Published:Thursday | July 9, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Williamns-Mills. "I will run one more race and get ready for Worlds.”

Former national 400 metres champion Novlene Williams-Mills said she is pleased with her third place effort at today's Diamond League meet in Switzerland.

Williams-Mills the reining Diamond League champion, clocked 51.15 seconds in the first competitive race since last month.

The event was won by Bahamian Shaunae Miller in a personal best time of 49.92 seconds.

American Sanya Richards-Ross finished second in 51.12 seconds.

Williams-Mills, who skipped last month's national trials because of personal reasons, said she plans to run one more race before next month's World Championships in Beijing, China.  

“My body is feeling better so I am encouraged by that," said Williams-Mills. "I will run one more race and get ready for Worlds,” she said.

Meanwhile, the Jamaican-born Richards-Ross, who failed to make the American team to this year's World Championships, said she is finding it very difficult to move one.

“It was very important for me to get back on track after the disappointments," said Richard-Ross. "It’s still tough but we move on," she said.

Meanwhile, the men's 200m was won by former Kingston College student Zharnel Hughes.

Hughes who now trains with Racers Track Club represents Great Britain won the race in 20.13 seconds.

South Africa's Anaso Jobodwana, 20.21, took second and USA's Isiah Young, 20.27 took third.

Jamaica's Nickel Ashmeade, 20.96, had to settle for eight place.