Cardiff-born Williams has followed in the family footsteps by
choosing a career in sport; his dad was a British Lions and Welsh
rugby player, his sister was involved in GB junior athletics and
his brother also represents Wales in athletics.
He agonisingly missed out on the 2008 Olympics due to stress
fracture in his foot. He sustained the injury while taking part in
the Welsh Championships just two months before. It was the first
time he had competed since suffering a similar injury a year
Back in business in 2010 he took silver, behind fellow Welshman
Dai Greene, at the European Championships in Barcelona. Then, a few
months later, he was on the rostrum once again. This time, at the
2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi when he took bronze.
Williams achieved qualification to the London 2012 Olympic
Games the hard way after falling in the trials in Birmingham
before following up six days later with victory at the European
Championships in Helsinki to book his place. He delivered a gutsy
race to reach the semi-finals.
Former pupil of Ysgol Gyfun Llanharri, he first got involved in
athletics at the school and now trains in North London with Dan
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