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Delano Williams (born 23 December 1993) is a British sprinter, originally from the British Overseas Territory of the Turks and Caicos Islands. In June 2013, it was confirmed that Williams would henceforth compete for Great Britain, as was his right by dint of the right to British citizenship of Turks and Caicos Islanders.[1] Williams trains with the Racers Track Club in Jamaica.[2]

Delano Williams
Delano Williams 2016.jpg
Delano Williams in 2016
Personal information
Nationality Great Britain
Born (1993-12-23) 23 December 1993 (age 25)
Grand Turk Island, Turks and Caicos Islands
Event(s)100 metres, 200 metres, 400 metres
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)100 m: 10.28 (Kingston 2013)
200 m: 20.27 (Kingston 2013)
400 m: 45.42 (Kingston 2015)


He attended Munro College in St Elizabeth, Jamaica.[3] He joined the college after a Jamaican talent scout spotted his speed in a baseball game in his native Turks and Caicos.[4]

Williams aimed to compete for Great Britain in the 200 metres at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[5] He cannot represent his native Turks and Caicos Islands, because they are not recognised by the International Olympic Committee, however, using a similar by-law to Anguillan long jumper Shara Proctor, Williams is eligible to represent Great Britain as Turks and Caicos are a British Overseas Territory. He finished fifth at the UK Olympics Trials, so was not selected.[6]

Born and raised on Grand Turk Island to a Haitian mother, Williams moved to Jamaica in 2008, after Hurricane Ike destroyed his school.[7] Running for Munro College, he won the 100 and 200 metres at the 2012 Jamaican National High School Track and Field Championships, becoming the first non-national to do so.[8]

He did, however, represent Turks and Caicos at the 2012 World Junior Championships in Athletics in Barcelona, Spain. He won a gold medal in the 200 metres.


  1. ^ Delano Williams set to compete for Great Britain at World Athletics Championships in Moscow
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  3. ^ Gonzalez, Jermaine (5 April 2012). "Pressure produces stars such as Delano Williams". Guardian.
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  5. ^ Hart, Simon (3 April 2012). "Turks and Caicos sprint sensation Delano Williams becomes latest Team GB recruit". Telegraph.
  6. ^ "UKA - 200 METRES - Men - Final". UK Athletics. Retrieved 18 August 2012.
  7. ^ "Williams: I slept through Hurricane Ike so I won't be troubled by a storm over my passport". Daily Mail. 7 April 2012.
  8. ^ "TCI track star Delano Williams creates history in Jamaica". Archived from the original on 19 May 2012. Retrieved 24 April 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)

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