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Jodie Williams

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Jodie Williams is one of the greatest ever junior athletes. As a sprinter, she dominated the best young athletes in the world, by winning an unprecedented 151 races spanning 5 years without a loss. Nicknamed ‘Moneylegs’, Jodie was crowned World Champion 3 times at junior levels and is one of the fastest women on the planet.

Specialising in the 100m and 200m sprints, Jodie was set for success from an early age after her Father, a county level sprinter himself, spotted her ability when Jodie was finishing races while her competitors were still half way down the track. The prodigious talent won double Gold in the 100m and 200m at the 2009 World Youth Championships, and the following year claimed the 100m title at the World Junior Champions, where she also claimed the Silver medal in the 200m.

2011 saw Jodie continue her success at the European Junior Championships where she won Gold in both the 100m and 200m, despite being the youngest competitor by far. The following year, with the London 2012 Olympic Games approaching, the nation’s brightest sprint prospect suffered an untimely injury ruling the 18 year old prodigy out of the games. Despite struggling with injury for the majority of the 2013 season, she did manage to add to her collection of medals with another 200m Gold medal at the European U23 Championships as well as a further 2 Silver medals at the same championships.

Recovered from her injuries, 2014 saw Jodie return to the track in her first season as a professional athlete, aged just 20 years old. She had a seamless transition to senior athlete and claimed 4 major international medals, Gold and Silver at the 2014 European Championships and Silver and Bronze at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

2015 was a difficult season for Jodie as she suffered various injuries and made the decision at the end of the season to relocate to Arizona, USA for part of the year to train with the world-renowned coaches at the ALTIS camp. The decision was vindicated as she realised a lifelong dream the following year when she was selected as part of Team GB for the Rio 2016 Olympics. Against the strongest field seen in many years, Jodie made the Olympic 200m semi-finals to cement her place amongst the world’s best sprinters despite still being a baby in sprinting. Always striving for more, Jodie has vowed to never watch another final from the stands and is more determined than ever to fulfil her destiny as she strives to become the fastest woman in the world.

Back amongst the world elite, the world really is at the feet of Jodie Williams as she strives to become the world’s fastest woman. Living in Hertfordshire with her fiancé and dog, Jodie can often be found perfecting her flair for cooking in the kitchen when she is not at the track preparing for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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