British sprinter Jodie Williams ends her seven year itch by winning her first medal since 2014

British sprinter Jodie Williams ends her medal drought by winning her first in SEVEN YEARS by taking bronze in the 400m at the European Indoor Championships in Poland

  • Jodie Williams won her first medal in seven years with a bronze in the 400 meters
  • The 27-year-old was once known as ‘Money Legs’ due to her junior record
  • Williams said she was happy to have proven herself after a “nearly missed” trip

Jodie Williams, the forgotten prospect of the British sprint, on Saturday night won her first medal in seven years at the European Indoor Championships in Poland.

The 27-year-old, once known as Money Legs due to a prodigious talent who scored 151 straight wins as a junior, had seen her senior career derailed by a combination of injuries and confidence issues.

But moving from fourth to third in the straight, she won bronze in the 400m, finishing behind Femke Bol and Justyna Swiety-Ersetic.

British sprinter Jodie Williams won her first medal in seven years with a bronze in the 400m

British sprinter Jodie Williams won her first medal in seven years with a bronze in the 400m

The 27-year-old was previously known as

The 27-year-old was previously known as “Money Legs” due to her strong success at the junior level.

She said: “It’s been full of ups and downs, 2014 was the last time I was on an international podium – it’s been a journey. It’s been full of near misses and if only then I’m really glad to have proven myself.

Williams’ bronze was matched by a disappointing medal of the same suit for pole vaulter Holly Bradshaw. Ranked third in the world, Bradshaw was favorite but failed three times at 4.70m, 15cm shorter than her 2021 record.

Holly Archer emerged from the push and push of the women’s 1,500m final with a shock silver medal. She was initially disqualified but won on appeal.

Williams finished behind Dutchwoman Femke Bol and Polish Justyna Swiety-Ersetic

Williams finished behind Dutchwoman Femke Bol and Polish Justyna Swiety-Ersetic

Andrew Pozzi, the favorite in Sunday’s 60m hurdles final, burst into his race, registering a quick 7.52 seconds despite a heavy blow to the penultimate barrier.

Pozzi said: “It was a great time. I had a big reaction from the blocks that I missed this indoor season. I’m really happy with the shape I’m in. ‘

In the women’s 60m hurdles, sisters Cindy Sember and Tiffany Porter advanced to Sunday’s semi-finals. Porter, a former world outdoor bronze medalist, stood out at the championships by competing with a mask.

Keely Hodgkinson and Jamie Webb have qualified for the respective 800m finals, for which the latter will be the favorite.

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