Novlene Williams – Mills at Aviva in July
Following a superb win at the Jamaican National Track & Field Championships at the weekend 400m specialist Novlene Williams-Mills has confirmed she will race at the Aviva London Grand Prix in July.
On Sunday June 28 Williams-Mills took the national title with an impressive lap time of 50.21 seconds which illustrates she is in great shape ahead of Crystal Palace event.
Williams-Mills will make up stellar field of athletes looking to get a psychological edge over their closest rivals ahead of the Berlin World Championships.
It’s a race Williams-Mills says she looks forward to, not least because she wants to impress the partisan Jamaican crowd that will flock to the south London venue to get a glimpse of their favourite stars.
She said: “I’m looking forward to that race because it’s where a lot of my competitors will be. “I know that athletes like to go into a race and think about their lane and their lane a lone but at the same time I want to leave that mark where my competitors will be thinking about me.
“When I walk away from that race in London I want people to be talking about me. I want them to be thinking ‘ok, this is where Novlene is and in order for me to beat her in Berlin I may have to run a certain time,
“It will be good for me to run in front of so many Jamaican’s as well. I am always happy when they come out to cheer for us because no matter where we are in the world there are always some Jamaicans there.”
It remains to be seen exactly who Williams-Mills will face at London but she will be hopeful of racing against the current 400m world champion and runner up in GB & NI’s Christine Ohuruogu and Nicola Sanders.
For tickets to see what is going to be one of the of the highlight races of the Aviva London Grand Prix meet, July 24th – 25th Crystal Palace contact 0800 0556 056 or visit www.uka.org.uk