Delano Williams

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Delano Williams
Personal information
Nationality  Great Britain
 Turks and Caicos Islands
Born (1993-12-23) 23 December 1993 (age 20)
Sport
Sport Running
Event(s) 100 metres, 200 metres
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 100 m: 10.28 (Kingston 2013)
200 m: 20.27 (Kingston 2013)

Delano Williams (born 23 December 1993) is a sprinter from 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]

He attended Munro College in St Elizabeth, Jamaica.[2]

Williams aimed to compete for Great Britain in the 200 metres at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[3] 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.[4]

Born and raised on Grand Turk Island to a Haitian mother, Williams moved to Jamaica in 2008, after Hurricane Ike destroyed his school.[5] 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.[6]

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.

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