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Friday, 29 June 2012 13:36

Sprinter Delano Williams headed back to Jamaica with his head held high this week after making it to the finals but missing the cut for a place on the U.K. Olympic team.

Williams had high hopes of beating out seasoned sprinters in the men’s 200-meter trials June 23, but an ailing groin injury kept him from achieving his dream, at least for now.

Williams impressed with a spot in the finals, but got bogged down by cold weather and an injury to place seventh at 20.91 seconds. However, Williams showed incredible tenacity to compete against world champion and eventual top finisher James Ellington who came in at 20.56, among other top competitors.

Media was following the audacious Olympic hopeful who obtained a U.K. passport earlier this year in order to have a chance at participating in the Olympic trials. As an overseas territory, the Turks and Caicos Islands do not have representation as yet in the games.

“In 2016, I want to come back and do something special,” Williams told the London Telegraph. “Making the final here was a great experience for me.”

The 19-year-old Turks and Caicos Islander, who is attending school at Munro College in Jamaica, ran 20.83 seconds to defend his 2011 under-20 men’s 200-metre CARIFTA title in April of this year.

 

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