Barbados athlete Sada Williams sets national record at Tokyo Olympics

Williams finished third in heat three of the women's 400 metres semifinals, timing 50.11 to set a new personal best and as well as a national record.

Barbados: Barbadian Athlete Sada Williams has hatched a new national record at the Tokyo Olympics 2021.

Williams finished third in heat three of the women’s 400 metres semifinals, timing 50.11 to set a new personal best and as well as a national record.

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Sorrowfully, her time was just shy of what was needed to qualify to the final round.

Sada Williams was born on 1 December in the year of 1997 is a Barbadian sprinter who competes primarily in the 200 and 400 metres.

Williams has also represented the Caribbean island of Barbados at the 2017 World Championships without reaching the semifinals.

She has represented at CARIFTA Games (U-18), World Junior Championships, Youth Olympic Games in the year 2014.

Williams has represented Barbados in the 2015 Pan American Games and Pan American Junior Championships (in which she bagged 3rd position at (23.49) in 200 m and 2nd position at (52.75) in 400 m race).

The Barbadian athlete has bagged a gold medal in 200 m (22.72 w) as well as in 400 m with (52.07) at the CARIFTA games U-20. Williams also bagged the second position in 200 m at World U20 Championships in the year 2016.

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Despite this, she has represented her country at the 2017 World Championships in 200 m, at the 2019 Pan American Games in 400 m, where she stood 6th, and at the 2019 World Championships in 400 m.

A total of 8 athletes are representing the Caribbean island country at this year’s Tokyo Olympics in swimming and athletics competitions.

The Tokyo Olympics were about to take place last year but were postponed due to the rise in the COVID-19 pandemic across the globe.

The citizens of the Caribbean island have cheered up the team and are very enthusiastic and confident about their athletes.

Barbados is an island country in the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies, in the Caribbean region of North America, and the most easterly of the Caribbean Islands.