Female Bajan captures gold in 400 meters in CG Games

Sada Williams of Barbados reacts as she crosses the finish line to win the women's 400 meters final during the athletics in the Alexander Stadium at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022.
Sada Williams of Barbados reacts as she crosses the finish line to win the women’s 400 meters final during the athletics in the Alexander Stadium at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022.
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Barbadian Sada Williams smashed the 50-second barrier en route to a Commonwealth Games record, as she unleashed a dominant performance to capture gold at the 400 metres recently.
Starting from lane 6, the 24-year-old executed brilliantly to finish 10 metres ahead of her nearest rival  crossing the line in 49.90 to break the 12-year-old record of 50.10 and become the first woman to dip below 50 seconds at the Commonwealth Games.
Malawi’s Simenye Simwka was the bright spark on the back stretch offering the only real challenge to Williams.
But once she faded, Williams was left to dominate the final 200 meter, Victoria Ohuruogu clocking a personal best of 50.72 to take silver and England teammate, Jody Williams finished with bronze.

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