Jodie Williams voted women's 2011 European Athletics Rising Star, release, note by Larry Eder

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Williams_Jodie200Q-WJunior10.JPGJodie Williams, 2010 WJ Championships, photo by PhotoRun.net

Jodie Williams won the 100m (11.18), 200m (22.94) and ran on the winning 4 x 100m team at this summer's European Juniors. She is being carefully groomed to be one of the world's elite sprinters, and to all indications, she is coming along quite well. Her performances this summer gave her the Rising Star award in the European AA.



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Jodie Williams voted women's 2011 European Athletics Rising Star

British sprint sensation Jodie Williams is the 2011 winner of the women's European Athletics Rising Star award presented by MONDO.

The world junior champion burned up the track in the women's 100m final at the European Athletics Junior Championships in Tallinn in July to take gold in 11.18, a championships record by three hundredths of a second and a national junior record for the teenager.

Just 24 hours after taking the 100m title, she powered to the 200m gold in a season's best 22.94. The 18-year-old capped the event by anchoring the Great Britain and NI 4x100m relay team to a bronze medal at the Kadriorg Stadium in the Estonian capital.

Williams has already amassed an impressive collection of titles, including world youth, world junior and now a European junior title not won by a Briton since Sonia Lannaman 38 years ago. 

Earlier this year, in March, Williams came agonisingly close to a surprise medal on her senior debut at the European Athletics Indoor Championships in Paris, finishing fourth in the 60 metres, just one hundredth of a second behind bronze medallist Ezinne Okparaebo of Norway.

Williams will be presented with her European Athletics Rising Star award at the European Athletics Awards Night in Arona, Spain, on Saturday 15 October alongside the men's Rising Star winner David Storl of Germany, and the European Athlete of the Year winners.

The men's and women's winners of the European Athlete of the Year will be announced next week.

Fans, media and European Athletics Member Federations were invited to vote for the European Athletics Rising Star on the European Athletics website. Along with the votes from a panel of experts, each group of voters' results counted for one quarter of the athlete's final score.

The shortlist for the award included stars from this year's World Championships, European under-23 and junior championships, World Youth Championships, and other young athletes who performed exceptionally well this year.

No athlete who has previously served a two-year doping ban can be nominated for the European Athletics Rising Star award.

 

Women's 2011 European Athletics Rising Star presented by MONDO final rankings:

1.       Jodie Williams (GBR)
2.       Dafne Schippers (NED)
3.       Darya Klishina (RUS)
4.       Angelica Bengtsson (SWE)
5.       Maria Kuchina (RUS)
6.       Amela Terzic (SRB)
7.       Gesa Felicitas Krause (GER)
8.       Christin Hussong (GER)
9.       Kate Veale (IRL)
10.   Yelena Arzhakova (RUS)
11.   Layesh Abdullayeva (AZE)
12.   Bianca Perie (ROU)
13.   Charlotte Purdue (GBR)
14.   Elena Lashmanova (RUS)
15.   Barbara Spiler (SLO)

 

Previous women's Rising Star winners:

2010 Sandra Perkovic (CRO)
2009 Karoline Bjerkeli Grøvdal (NOR)
2008 Stephanie Twell (GBR)
2007 Jessica Ennis (GBR)


Personal bests: Jodie Williams

Outdoor:

100m - 11.18 Tallinn Jul 2011

200m - 22.79 Loughborough 23 May 2010

Indoor:  

60m: 7.21 Paris 5 Mar 2011


2011 season: Jodie Williams

60 m

7.28i 

1r4

LondonG

London

30 Jan

7.33i 

1r1

LondonG

London

30 Jan

7.28i 

1s1

NC

Sheffield

12 Feb

7.24i 

1

NC

Sheffield

12 Feb

7.38i 

2h3

NC

Sheffield

12 Feb

7.31i 

3h3

EC

Paris

5 Mar

7.21iPB 

4s2

EC

Paris

5 Mar

7.21i 

4

EC

Paris

6 Mar

 

100 m

11.49 

1h3

CAU Ch

Bedford

30 May

11.35 

1

CAU Ch

Bedford

30 May

11.67 

1

BIG

Bedford

12 Jun

11.34 

1h1-19

NC-j

Bedford

25 Jun

11.33 

1-19

NC-j

Bedford

25 Jun

11.49 

1h1-19

Bauhaus

Mannheim

2 Jul

11.48 

1-19

Bauhaus

Mannheim

2 Jul

11.65 

4

 

Naimette-Xhovémont

13 Jul

11.55 

1h2-19

EJ

Tallinn

21 Jul

11.33 

1s2-19

EJ

Tallinn

21 Jul

11.18 NJR 1-19

EJ

Tallinn

22 Jul

 


200 m

23.81 

1

BIG

Bedford

12 Jun

24.13 

1-19

NC-j

Bedford

26 Jun

23.55 

1h2-19

NC-j

Bedford

26 Jun

23.05 

1-19

Bauhaus

Mannheim

3 Jul

23.21 

1h3-19

EJ

Tallinn

23 Jul

22.94SB 1-19

EJ

Tallinn

23 Jul

 

22.95 

7

Aviva

London

5 Aug


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