Tameka Williams

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Tameka Williams
Personal information
Nationality Saint Kitts and Nevis
Born (1989-08-31) 31 August 1989 (age 25)
Basseterre
Height 165 cm (5 ft 5 in)
Weight 59 kg (130 lb)
Sport
Sport Running
Event(s) 100 metres, 200 metres, Long Jump
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 100m: 11.18
200m: 22.45[1]

Tameka Williams is a sprinter from St Kitts and Nevis. In 2012 she was banned from the Olympic Games for doping offenses.[2] She was set to compete in the Women's 100m and the Women's 200m.[1] Williams admitted to having injected "Blast Off Red", a performance-enhancing drug used on race animals.[3] She has denied taking any illegal substances, what she injected was not listed under the World Anti-Doping Agency banned substances; however the material falls by being under the category of veterinary medicine on the prohibited list.[3]

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Saint Kitts and Nevis
2009 Central American and Caribbean Championships Havana, Cuba 1st 4x100m relay 43.53 NR
2010 NACAC U23 Championships Miramar, Florida, United States 8th 100m 12.78 (wind: +2.2 m/s) w

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tameka Williams". BBC News. Retrieved 28 July 2012. 
  2. ^ http://www.scotsman.com/sport/athletics/london-2012-olympics-sprinter-tameka-williams-sent-home-over-drugs-1-2439746
  3. ^ a b LK Hewlett (3 August 2012). "Public Calling for Answers from Tameka Williams". The St. Kitts-Nevis Observer. Retrieved 28 July 2012.