#Doha2019: USA’s Nia Ali wins gold — Jamaica’s Williams takes bronze in women’s 100m hurdles

Nia Ali of the United States of America and her teammate Kendra Harrison stormed to victory in the women’s 100m hurdles taking gold and silver respectively.

USA’s Nia Ali

Jamaica’s Danielle Williams hung on desperately to capture the bronze medal in the hotly contested finals at the World Championships in Doha, Qatar on Sunday.

Danielle Williams

Williams and Ali got brilliant starts but the American surged ahead at about the fourth hurdle and held her form to the finish line, as Williams faded and was eventually caught by Harrison in the middle of the race.

With the rest of the field catching up, Williams had to out dip the chasing pack to win the bronze medal.

Ali was clocked in 12.34 metres a personal best, with Harrison doing 12.456 as Williams did 12.47.

Jamaican Yanique Brown finished seventh in 12.88 seconds and the island’s other representative in the final, Megan Tapper, did not finish the event after clipping one of the early hurdles.