WILLIAMS Tameka < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA St. Kitts & Nevis   
Gender Women
Born 31 Aug 1989 in Basseterre, SKN
Height1.67 m
Weight 61 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Houston, TX, USA
Occupation Athlete
Languages English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She took up athletics at age five at primary school in Saint Kitts and Nevis.
Why this sport? Her parents encouraged her to take up athletics.
Club / Team Elite Performance: Houston, TX, USA
Name of coach Eric Francis [personal], USA, from 2008
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement Winning the 100m at a 2012 meet in Moscow, Russian Federation, and being selected for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 12 Aug 2016)
Most influential person in career Her father, and her older sister. (Athlete, 12 Aug 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Anything is possible if you put your mind to it." (Athlete, 12 Aug 2016)
Other information SANCTION
She was sent home from the 2012 Olympic Games in London and suspended from competition by the IAAF for three years due to a doping violation. She did not test positive in London, but rather voluntarily admitted to using a substance designed to improve the performance of race animals. The substance fell under the category of prohibited veterinary medicine. Her period of ineligibility ended 20 July 2015. (iaaf.com, 2014; thestkittsnevisobserver.com, 03 Oct 2012; scotsman.com, 30 Jul 2012)