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Angela Williams (sprinter born 1980)

Angela Williams (born 30 January 1980 in Bellflower, California) is an American athlete.[1] Williams attended the University of Southern California, graduating in 2002.[2]

Angela Williams
Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing  United States
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2003 Paris 4x100 m relay
Pan American Games
Silver medal – second place 2003 Santo Domingo 100 m
World Indoor Championships
Gold medal – first place 2008 Valencia 60 m
Gold medal – first place 2003 Birmingham 60 m
Silver medal – second place 2001 Lisbon 60 m

Starting for the American national team in 2001, she won a silver medal in the 60 metres competition at the 2001 IAAF World Indoor Championships. She later repeated the event at the 2003 Indoor Championships, but was upgraded to gold winner after Zhanna Block was disqualified for doping.[3][4] At the 2003 World Championships in Athletics she won silver in the 4 x 100 m relay, along with teammates Chryste Gaines, Inger Miller, and Torri Edwards. Williams also competed in the 4 x 100 metres relay at the 2004 Summer Olympics, with the American team easily winning in the first heat but not being able to finish in the final. In 2002, Angela Williams became the first person to win four consecutive individual NCAA titles in the 100m. In 1999, she won in 11.04 at the age of 19. In 2000, she clocked 11.12, 11.05w in 2001 and 11.29 in 2002.[5]

Williams represented the United States at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. She competed at the 4x100 metres relay together with Mechelle Lewis, Torri Edwards and Lauryn Williams. In their first round heat they were disqualified and eliminated from the final.[1]

Williams had a stellar career as a youth athlete, setting the still currently ratified American records in the 100 meters, for age 9-10, 11-12, and 15-16, along with the 11-12 record for 200 meters.[6]

Williams attended Chino High School and won the CIF California State Championships in the 100 metres in 1997 and 1998. Her 11.10 1998 winning time was the top mark of the twentieth century, beating Marion Jones. She also won the 200 metres in 1998[7] In 1997 and 1998 she was named the national Girl's "High School Athlete of the Year" by Track & Field News. She was the fourth female, and the fourth female California sprinter, to receive the honor twice.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Athlete biography: Angela Williams". Beijing2008.cn. Archived from the original on 2008-08-10. Retrieved Aug 30, 2008.
  2. ^ USC OLYMPIANS, 2008 BEIJING OLYMPICS, LATimes.com, Accessed August 13, 2008.
  3. ^ "List of athletes currently serving a period of ineligibility as a result of an anti-doping rule violation under IAAF Rules". IAAF. 2012-11-02. Retrieved 2012-11-17.
  4. ^ IAAF: Viewing IAAF World Indoor Championships > 9th IAAF World Indoor Championships > 60 Metres - women , iaaf.org
  5. ^ http://web1.ncaa.org/web_files/stats/track_outdoor_champs_records/2009-10/2009_w_d1_otf.pdf NCAA Championships
  6. ^ http://www.usatf.org/statistics/records/view.asp?division=american&location=outdoor%20track%20%26%20field&age=youth&sport=TF
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-11-24. Retrieved 2010-02-09.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Dyestatcal State Results
  8. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-10-13. Retrieved 2011-10-18.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Track and Field News High School AOY

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