Williams Can Claim Innocence – Levy


Track and Field Analyst and Sports Journalist, Leighton Levy, says Sprinter Briana Williams, can claim innocence in the controversy surrounding her testing positive for a banned substance. 

The National junior record holder has returned a positive test for the banned diuretic Hydrochlorothiazide.

Williams who finished third in the women’s 100-metres at the national senior trials was expected to be part of Jamaica’s team to the 2019 I-Double-A-F World Championships, in Doha, Qatar.

Williams’ B sample has reportedly confirmed the presence of the substance.

Mr Levy says it’s clear the athlete was ill. 

He says the medication contained an unknown contaminant. 

Leighton Levy, Track and Field Analyst and Sports Journalist, speaking last evening on Nationwide @5. 

Stevian Simmonds is an investigative journalist with almost 3 years of experience in radio broadcasting, production and reporting. She graduated from Caribbean School of Media and Communication in 2014 and joined Nationwide News in 2016. In 2018, she produced a special report examining the working conditions of the Bussiness Process Outsourcing Industry. She worked undercover as a call center agent for a month, revealing the lack of data protection and general security infrastructure in the industry. Her report also highlighted the poor working conditions and remuneration faced by workers in the industry. In 2018, Stevian traveled to New Delhi India where she participated in the Inaugural WHO Partners Forum benefiting from critical training related to reporting on women’s and children’s health issues.

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