Canada rallies to win two-woman bobsled gold

Canada rallies to win two-woman bobsled gold

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Canadians Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse came behind on the final run Wednesday to win the two-woman bobsled gold medal for the second straight Olympics.

Olympic Medal: Two-Woman Bobsled

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Defending champions Kallie Humphries and Heather Moyse came from behind Wednesday to win the Olympic gold medal in the two-woman bobsled.
Olympic Roundup: Dutch win and win and win in speed skating

Olympic Roundup: Dutch win and win and win in speed skating

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- The dominance of Dutch Olympic speed skating only increased Tuesday and a Norwegian barely avoided a mistake that would have haunted him for a lifetime.

Americans first, third midway through two-woman bobsled

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Americans Elana Meyers and Lauryn Williams took the lead by .23 of a second Tuesday midway through the Olympic two-woman bobsled.
Jamaicans sweep women's 100

Jamaicans sweep women's 100

BEIJING, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Shelly-Ann Fraser and two teammates finished off an amazing weekend for Jamaica Sunday by sweeping the medals in the Olympic women's 100-meter dash.
Bolt sets world record in 100 meter dash

Bolt sets world record in 100 meter dash

BEIJING, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Usain Bolt of Jamaica confirmed Saturday he is the fastest man on the planet, winning the Olympic 100-meter dash in world record time.

Williams wins women's 100 in Helsinki

HELSINKI, Finland, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. sprinter Lauryn Williams took gold at the World Athletics Championships in Helsinki, winning the women's 100-meter event in 10.93 seconds.

Marion Jones has dismal Olympics

ATHENS, Greece, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- The Olympics crashed to a conclusion for Marion Jones Friday with disappointments in both the long jump and 400-meter relay.

Saturday's Olympic Highlights

ATHENS, Greece, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Saturday's highlights at the Olympics:

USA suffers rare loss in 100

ATHENS, Greece, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Yuliya Nesterenko of Belarus won an amazingly close race Saturday night to earn the title of world's fastest woman.

Olympic Medal: Women's 100

ATHENS, Greece, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Olympic medal winners in the women's 100:

Devers barely qualifies for semifinals

ATHENS, Greece, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia set an Olympic record Friday night in winning the 10,000-meter run on the first night of track and field.

Olympic runner Lauryn Williams turns pro

SACRAMENTO, July 15 (UPI) -- Newly qualified U.S. Olympic sprinter Lauryn Williams says money is the reason she's decided to turn pro right away, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said.

NCAA Track and Field Championship Results

BATON ROUGE, La., June 1 (UPI) -- Results of Saturday night's finals on the concluding night of the NCAA Track and Field Championships:
Lauryn Williams
Lauryn Williams of the USA (R) finishes a heat of the Women's 100m just ahead of Lucimar de Moura of Brasil at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing on August 16, 2008. Williams ran 11:38 and Moura ran 11:60. (UPI Photo/Terry Schmitt)

Lauryn Williams (born September 11, 1983 in Rochester, Pennsylvania) is a track and field sprint athlete, competing internationally for the United States.

Williams was born and raised in suburban Pittsburgh and Detroit, Michigan. She attended the University of Miami. Williams is a silver medalist in the 100 meters at the 2004 Summer Olympics and a 4-time medalist at the World Championships in Athletics, where she won (together with Angela Daigle, Muna Lee and Me'Lisa Barber) a gold medal in the 4x100 m relay in 2005 and 2007, as well as gold and silver in the 100m in 2005 and 2007 editions of the meet.

In the Beijing Olympics of 2008, Williams ran the anchor leg in the relay, but a mix-up in the semi-final with team-mate Torri Edwards caused Edwards to drop the baton. Williams picked up the baton to finish in last place, but the USA was disqualified because she had had to run outside her lane in order to retrieve the baton. At the individual 100 metres sprint she placed 2nd in her first round heat behind Christine Arron in a time of 11.38 to advance to the second round. There she improved her time to 11.07 seconds and placed 2nd again, this time behind Kerron Stewart. With the third time in her semi final heat behind Shelly-Ann Fraser and Muna Lee she qualified for the final in 11.10 seconds. In the final she came to 11.03, finishing in fourth place, just outside the medals that all went to Jamaica.

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