How to Bring the Best Out of the Sprinter Athleteby Angela Williams
Angela Williams talks about how to get the most out of sprinter from the perspective of the athlete.
Angela Williams | Olympic Sprinter USA
Angela Williams began her college track career at the University of Southern California, graduating in 2002. She won the Honda Sports Award as the nation's best female track and field competitor in 2002, which qualified her as a nominee for the Honda-Broderick Cup, awarded to the best overall female collegiate athlete in 12 sports. She was named the winner of that award also in 2002. Starting for the American national team in 2001, she won a silver medal in the 60 metres competition at the 2001 IAAF World Indoor Championships. She later repeated the event at the 2003 Indoor Championships, but was upgraded to gold winner after Zhanna Block was disqualified for doping. At the 2003 World Championships in Athletics she won silver in the 4 x 100 m relay, along with teammates Chryste Gaines, Inger Miller, and Torri Edwards. Williams also competed in the 4 x 100 metres relay at the 2004 Summer Olympics, with the American team easily winning in the first heat but not being able to finish in the final. In 2002, Angela Williams became the first person to win four consecutive individual NCAA titles in the 100m. In 1999, she won in 11.04 at the age of 19. In 2000, she clocked 11.12, 11.05w in 2001 and 11.29 in 2002. Williams represented the United States at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. She competed at the 4x100 metres relay together with Mechelle Lewis, Torri Edwards and Lauryn Williams. In their first round heat they were disqualified and eliminated from the final.