Talented Caribbean youngster Delano Williams has revealed that he will be running for Great Britain this season and aiming to gain a place on the Olympic team of his adopted-to-be country for London in an interview, having applied for a British passport a few days ago.

The 18-year-old, born on 23 December 1993, hails from the Turks & Caicos Islands which are located southeast of the Bahamas and constitute a British overseas territory but don’t have a NOC to compete in Olympics, thereby forming an identical case to long jumper Shara Proctor who switched allegiance to Britain from Anguilla in 2010.

Williams displays PBs of 20.73 and 45.7 secs over 200m and 400m (albeit the latter cannot yet be confirmed in the IAAF statistics) respectively from last year which could set him up not only to emerge as a major medal contender at the World U20 Championships this summer but also boost the depth of the British long relay in London, with an outside chance of making an individual spot at that.

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