Danielle Williams books Wild Card

After a thrilling conclusion to the 2019 IAAF Diamond League season in Brussels Danielle Williams joined Shanieka Ricketts as wild card winners for Jamaica.

Danielle Williams2Like the winners the week before, each of the 16 individual event winners at the Memorial Van Damme took home a US$50,000 bonus and earned a wild card entry to the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019, which get underway on 27 September.

A wild card paves the way to competing in another discipline in the Qatari capital or open up a fourth spot on their national team for a teammate, depending on the needs of the member federation.

The winners in Brussels were:

MEN
200m: Noah Lyles (USA)
400m: Michael Norman (USA)
1500m: Timothy Cheruiyot (KEN)
110m hurdles: Orlando Ortega (ESP)
3000m steeplechase: Getnet Wale (ETH)
Triple jump: Christian Taylor (USA)
Shot put: Tom Walsh (NZL)
Discus: Daniel Stahl (SWE)

WOMEN
100m: Dina Asher-Smith (GBR)
800m: Ajee Wilson (USA)
5000m: Sifan Hassan (NED)
100m hurdles: Danielle Williams (JAM)
High jump: Mariya Lasitskene (ANA)
Pole vault: Ekaterini Stefanidi (GRE)
Long jump: Malaika Mihambo (GER)
Discus: Yaime Perez (CUB)

The winners in Zurich were:

MEN
100m: Noah Lyles (USA)
800m: Donavan Brazier (USA)
5000m: Joshua Cheptegei (UGA)
400m hurdles: Karsten Warholm (NOR)
High jump: Andrii Protsenko (UKR)
Pole vault: Sam Kendricks (USA)
Long jump: Juan Miguel Echevarria (CUB)
Javelin: Magnus Kirt (EST)

WOMEN
200m: Shaunae Miller-Uibo (BAH)
400m: Salwa Eid Naser (BRN)
1500m: Sifan Hassan (NED)
3000m steeplechase: Beatrice Chepkoech (KEN)
400m hurdles: Sydney McLaughlin (USA)
Triple jump: Shanieka Ricketts (JAM)
Shot put: Gong Lijiao (CHN)
Javelin: Lyu Huihui (CHN)

Wild cards are also awarded to winners of the 2017 IAAF World Championships as well as the leaders in the IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge, Race Walk Challenge and Combined Events Challenge. If both are from the same country, only one of the two athletes can be entered as a wild card entry. The acceptance of wild cards is at the discretion of member federations.

The first 16 wild cards were allocated at the first IAAF Diamond League final in Zurich on 29 August.

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