[Watch] Meet Jamaican Gymnast Toni-Ann Williams

Toni-Ann Williams

[Watch] Meet Jamaican Gymnast Toni-Ann Williams

She'll be doing her thing at the 2016 Olympics.

Published April 22, 2016

Jamaica is going to be well-represented in gymnastics at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro this summer.

Toni-Ann Williams will be the first-ever female gymnast to represent Jamaica at the Olympics after locking down her qualification earlier this week by putting numbers on the board during her trial in Brazil.

Williams, 20, finished in the top 25 on the vault, while placing within the top 35 for both the balance beam and her floor routine.

Justin Howell, coach of Jamaica and the University of California, which Williams attends, couldn't be prouder.

“What an amazing accomplishment! It’s a little surreal at the moment, but we believed without a doubt that she would qualify,” Howell told Cal Athletics.

Peep game from these previous highlights we found of Toni-Ann competing.

Well, she did that.

A sophomore on full scholarship at CalToni-Ann will be one to watch at the Olympics this summer, for sure.

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Written by BET-Staff


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