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Williams among IAAF's Rising Star Finalists | sports



Jamaica Briana Williams, a double gold medalist at this year's world-under 20 championship in Tampere, Finland is one of five athletes listed for IAAF's female Rising Star Award.

The winner of the prize will be announced at the IAAF Athletics Awards 2018 in Monaco on Tuesday, December 4th.

Williams first won 100 meters at 11.16 seconds before completing a sprint double with a championship record and personal best time at 22.50 at 200m. The time improved 22.53 set by Anthonique Strachan from the Bahamas in Barcelona, ​​Spain 2012.

Williams is also Carifta Games Under-17 champion on both sprints and 4x100m.

• The other finalists are Ethiopian Meseret Belete who has the world's top 20 at the half marathon at 1:07:51.

• Celliphine Chespol of Kenya World Under-20 champion and world under the 20th line at 3000m steeplechase at 9: 01.82. She also has Steeplechase silver at the Commonwealth Games and African Championships.

• Meskerem Mamo in Ethiopia has World Under-20 lines at 3000m and 5000m with 8: 33.63 and 15: 05.21 respectively.

• American Sydney McLaughlin has watched two world-under-20 books or records on both 400m hitches and indoors 400m with 52.75 and 50.36 respectively.


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