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Danielle Williams of Jamaica has won the Women’s 100m Hurdles at the ongoing World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary
Williams finished before the likes of Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan and Kendra Harrison of the United States
She crossed the finish line in 12.43s, with Jasmine Camacho-Quinn following in 12.44s for silver, and Keni Harrison taking the bronze in 12.46s.
The reigning world champion and Commonwealth Games two-time champion Tobi Amusan finished in 6th position, crossing the line in 12.62.
Eight years after her first World Athletics Championship 100m hurdles gold, Williams returns to the top of the podium with a sensational performance in Budapest.
It was quite an upset as she also produced her Season’s Best during the star-studded final on Thursday night, August 24.
Coming into the event, Tobi Amusan who holds the world record of 12.12s from last year’s edition, had been tipped to make a podium finish.
A statement from the World Athletics official website claimed that even television cameras did not seem to think Williams had crossed the line first, focusing instead on Olympic champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn.
But when Williams’s 12.43 seconds was confirmed, 0.01 ahead of Camacho-Quinn, the many Jamaican fans in the stadium erupted along with the 2015 – and now 2023 – world champion who claimed her country’s first gold at Budapest 2023.
Sports Brief earlier reported that Faith Kipyegon’s historic year continued on Tuesday night as she claimed her third 1,500m world title at the 2023 World Athletics Championships. The legendary Kenyan led the race from start to finish.
Prize money is a key part of major athletics events like the world championships and the Diamond League circuit and athletes have something to fight for other than pride.
She has won three Diamond League titles, two Olympic 1,500m titles, and now three world titles in the 1,500m.