Providenciales, 31 Aug 2015 – Delano Williams is now a bronze medalist as a senior athlete after competing this weekend in the IAAF World Championships in the 4x400m relay on Team Great Britain.
Williams, who hails from Grand Turk, helped his team qualify by running a brilliant second leg in the heats, and then doing it again – superbly – in the finals for the medal.
The 4x400m which was the last race of the games actually sets up Team GB for a highly anticipated showing in the 2016 Summer Olympics set for Brazil; if the crew remains intact and can repeat this Sunday’s performance, the Turks and Caicos could be looking at Delano becoming the first islander to earn Olympic hardware.
Youth and Sports Minister, Deputy Premier Akierra Missick said: “I wish to extend warm congratulations to TCI’s golden boy Delano Williams on that amazing performance at the 2015 IAAF World Championships… You are representing team Great Britain, but have done the Turks and Caicos proud during these games.”
The Minister congratulated each team member for a strong showing, and added that: “This is a great day for The Turks and Caicos Islands and we stand proud and salute our son of the soil.”
Delano posted this: “Talent wins games but teamwork and intelligence wins championships” It was a pleasure and a whole lot of fun working with these fellows for GB 4x400m.”
The team, including Rabah Yousif, Jarryd Dunn and Martyn Rooney ran in a time of 2:58:51 to follow the USA with first and Trinidad and Tobago, who earned second and the silver medal in the event.