Jillian Camarena-Williams

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Jillian Camarena-Williams
Jillian Camarena-Williams Istanbul 2012.jpg
Camarena-Williams at the 2012 World Indoor Championships in Istanbul.
Personal information
Born (1982-03-02) March 2, 1982 (age 35)
Woodland, California
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 113 kg (249 lb)
Country  United States
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Shot Put
Updated on 6 August 2012.

Jillian Mary "Jill" Camarena-Williams (born 2 March 1982) is a retired American track and field athlete who competes in the shot put. She competed at the 2012 and 2008 Beijing Olympics and has represented the United States both indoor and outdoors at World Championship-level.

She took back-to-back titles in the shot put at the Pan American Junior Championships in 1999 and 2001.[1] Domestically, she is a two-time USA Outdoor Champion in the shot put, having won in 2006 and 2010.[2] Camarena-Williams set an American indoor record in the shot put to win at the 2011 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships, recording a mark of 19.87 meters to improve upon Ramona Pagel's record which had stood since 1987.[3]

Born in Woodland, California, she is listed at 5 foot 10 inches tall and 250 lbs.[2] She did her undergraduate work at Stanford University and graduate studies at Brigham Young University. She is a Latter-day Saint.[4] Camarena-Williams married her physiotherapist, Dustin Williams, in 2010.[5] On July 29, 2016 - Camarena-Williams announced the four city team challenge at Track Town, USA in Eugene, Oregon on ESPN was her final competition.[6] [7]

Doping ban[edit]

In October 2013, Camarena-Williams was hit with a six-month suspension from the US Anti-Doping Agency after testing positive for clomiphene. The substance was discovered in an out-of-competition test conducted on July 1. The punishment was implemented retrospectively, meaning she was cleared to compete again on January 1, 2014.[8]


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
1999 Pan American Junior Championships Tampa, United States 1st Shot put
2001 Pan American Junior Championships Santa Fe, Argentina 1st Shot put
2006 World Indoor Championships Moscow, Russia 7th Shot put
World Cup Athens, Greece 6th Shot put
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 10th (qualifiers) Shot put
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 14th (qualifiers) Shot put
Olympic Games Beijing, China 12th Shot put
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 12th (qualifiers) Shot put
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 6th Shot put
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 3rd Shot put
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 4th Shot put
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 16th (qualifiers) Shot put
2015 Pan American Games Toronto, Canada 2nd Shot put
NACAC Championships San Jose, Costa Rica 1st Shot put


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