Williams looking to lower indoor PB

March 18, 2016
Danielle Williams

PORTLAND, USA:

When World 100m hurdles champion Danielle Williams steps on to the track today at the Oregon Convention Center at the IAAF World Indoor Championships, it will be for her like stepping on to a clean slate, so the speak.

Williams, 23, surprised the pundits and herself a little bit, when she claimed the top prize at last year's World Championships in Beijing, China.

Despite this, she said that while she feels no pressure to perform here, running indoors on the temporary wooden surface is completely different to running on the synthetic track.

"This is indoors. It's a total different ball game from outdoors. There is no expectation on me. I don't think I am one of the favourites. I am just coming out here to have fun and trying to execute what I've been working on in training and in a very competitive environment," Williams told STAR Sports.

Williams, who has a personal best time of 8.02 seconds in the 60m hurdles, is hoping to lower that time when she competes today.

"I have never run under eight seconds so that's just my goal here," she said.

- D.B.

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