Former Trinidad and Tobago sprinter Ato Boldon is the coach of Jamaican sprinter Brianna Williams and a former T&T sprinter. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to LinkedInShare to WhatsAppShare to MessengerShare to EmailShare to TelegramShare to More
Former Trinidad and Tobago sprinter Ato Boldon has called time on the junior career of Jamaican sprinter Brianna Williams.
The reigning World U-20 100m and 200m champion was due to defend both titles in Nairobi, Kenya at the World Junior Championships, scheduled for 17-22 August 2021.
However, Boldon, a former T&T sprinter who coaches Williams, says the 18-year-old will not be racing at the junior level again.
“Every race, now that she’s a young professional, must be a step forward,” Boldon said.
He added, “She’s done just about everything she can in the junior ranks. She was never going to defend her Under-20 title, no matter what else happened in 2021.”
Boldon is training Williams to claim a spot on the powerful Jamaica sprint team for the Tokyo Olympics, set for 23 July to 8 August 2021.
Williams was due to open her 2021 season at the Christmas Classic All-Distance Meet in Freeport, The Bahamas, in December.
However, organizational problems led to the cancellation of the December 18-19 event.
Boldon told the Jamaica Observer last week that they should never have gone to the Bahamas.
The four-time Olympic medallist said he has received an apology from Mike Sands, president of the North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association (NACAC).