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Christopher Williams (sprinter)

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Christopher Williams (born 15 March 1972 in Mandeville) is a Jamaican track and field sprinter.[1]

Christopher Williams
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Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing  Jamaica
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2000 Sydney 4x400 m relay
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2001 Edmonton 200 m
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Edmonton 4x400 m relay

Williams is best known for winning the silver medal in the 200 metres at the 2001 World Championships. In 2001 he was named Jamaica Sportsman of the Year. Williams has competed in the Olympic Games three times, in 2000, 2004 and 2008, reaching the semi-finals of the 200m on all occasions. He was on the bronze medal-winning 4 x 400 metre relay team at the 2000 Olympics. He finished seventh in the 200m final at the 2007 World Championships.

Williams represented Jamaica at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. He competed at the 200 metres and placed third in his first round heat after Brian Dzingai and Christian Malcolm in a time of 20.53 seconds. He improved his time in the second round to 20.28 seconds and placed third again, this time after Dzingai and Walter Dix. He ran his semi final race in 20.45 seconds and placed sixth, which was not enough to make it to the Olympic final.[1]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
1999 Central American and Caribbean Championships Bridgetown, Barbados 1st 200 metres
Pan American Games Winnipeg, Canada 3rd 4 × 100 m relay
2000 Summer Olympics Sydney, Australia 3rd 4 × 400 m relay
2001 World Indoor Championships Lisbon, Portugal 4th 200 metres
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 2nd 200 metres
2nd[2] 4 × 400 m relay
2002 Central American and Caribbean Games San Salvador, El Salvador 2nd 200 metres 21.04 (wind: -0.4 m/s)
2003 Pan American Games Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 2nd 200 metres
Central American and Caribbean Championships St. George's, Grenada 3rd 200 metres
2005 World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 2nd 200 metres
2006 Commonwealth Games Melbourne, Australia 3rd 200 metres

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  1. ^ a b "Athlete biography: Christopher Williams". Archived from the original on 10 August 2008. Retrieved 1 September 2008.
  2. ^ The Jamaica 4x400 team won originally the bronze medal, but the USA 4x400 team, which originally finished first in 4x400 m relay, was disqualified in 2008 due to Antonio Pettigrew confession of using human growth hormone and EPO between 1997 and 2003.