Tokyo Olympics: Jodie Williams sails through 400m of heat to secure her place in the semi-finals

Jodie Williams sails through 400m of heat to secure her place in the semi-finals with a confident run…

Britain’s Jodie Williams has advanced to the semifinals of the women’s 400 meters in Tokyo after sailing through her heat on Tuesday.

The 27-year-old is entering these Olympics with a high spirits, having won bronze at this year’s European Indoor Championships, and he looked confident with a 50.99 second time to finish ahead of Quanera Hayes.

She was joined by fellow Team GB star Nicole Yeargin who finished third in her heat.

However, the Scot was disqualified for two separate lane violations with a hugely disappointing result for the 23-year-old. She could still appeal the result.

Meanwhile, Ama Pipi nervously waits to find out if she’s the best of the rest after finishing fourth.

For Williams, she revealed that the added pressure of an Olympics makes the most of her performance.

“I love getting things done under pressure, that’s my favorite place to get things done,” she told the BBC. ‘I like to learn on the go. Super young in this case, I’ve been doing it for eight months. It’s fun, I enjoy it.

“I’m here to compete seriously, I’m not just taking a job. That’s my mentality: to win every round.’

More to follow.

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