St Albans athlete Jodie Williams qualifies for Rio 2016’s 200m women’s semi-final

PUBLISHED: 17:15 15 August 2016

Great Britain's Jodie Williams in action during Heat 7 of the Women's 200m Round 1 at the Olympic Stadium on the tenth day of the Rio Olympic Games, Brazil. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday August 15, 2016. Photo credit should read: Mike Egerton/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS - Editorial Use Only.

Great Britain's Jodie Williams in action during Heat 7 of the Women's 200m Round 1 at the Olympic Stadium on the tenth day of the Rio Olympic Games, Brazil. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday August 15, 2016. Photo credit should read: Mike Egerton/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS - Editorial Use Only.

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St Albans based Jodie Williams clocked a season’s best time of 22.69 seconds on her Olympic debut to qualify for the women’s 200m semi-finals at Rio 2016 this afternoon (Monday).

Running in heat six, the sprinter, who hails from Welwyn Garden City but lives in Napsbury Park in St Albans, finished third behind automatic qualifiers Ivet-Lallova-Collio (22.61 secs) and Australia’s Ella Nelson (22.66 secs).

But Williams advanced to tomorrow night’s (Tuesday) semi-finals as a fastest loser.

Herts Phoenix’s Williams was 12th fastest of the 72 competitors.

The semi-finals will take place at around 2am (BST) on Wednesday morning.

Great Britain colleague Dina Asher-Smith also sailed through to the next round, posting 22.77 secs to qualify second in heat five.

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