All posts tagged: sprinter

British sprinter Bianca Williams banned from driving for six months | UK news

[ad_1] The British sprinter Bianca Williams has been banned from driving over a failure to disclose the identity of the driver of a car that police allege had committed traffic offences. A court imposed the ban despite being told it could jeopardise Williams’s chances of going to the Olympics next year. Lavender Hill magistrates court heard that Williams, 29, failed three times between April and June 2023 to tell police the identity of a driver alleged to have committed an offence in a Tesla Model 3. The alleged offences came after Williams and her partner, Ricardo dos Santos, were stopped and searched in Maida Vale in London in July 2020 in an incident that led to the sacking of two officers who were found to have lied about smelling cannabis at the time. Williams and Dos Santos told a tribunal this year they were racially profiled. Dos Santos said he had been stopped and searched more than 20 times before, the tribunal heard. In Monday’s case, the court heard Williams had submitted an application to …

Buggy collision leaves sprinter Hudson with glass in eye for world 200m semi | World Athletics Championships

[ad_1] The Jamaican 200m sprinter Andrew Hudson was left with shards of glass in his eye after a collision between two golf buggies at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest. Hudson needed nearly 20 minutes of medical treatment after the crash, which delayed the first of the three semi-finals by 24 minutes, and the athlete was seen clearly in distress. Eventually he decided to run, despite having blurry vision, but finished fifth in his race, with only the first two automatically qualifying, plus two fastest losers from each of the three semi-finals. However, officials granted him a spot in the final. “I went back to medical, the doctor said I had some shards of glass in my eye,” said Hudson, who was still squinting as he spoke to reporters. “He tried to flush out as best as possible. World Athletics asked me if I was going to run or not. It was kind of run or lose my spot. I worked so hard to be here, so I thought I would at least try. And …