LONDON (BP) — The fact that Jesse Williams is even on the U.S. Olympic team may seem like a fluke to some.
The U.S. high jumper finished fourth in the Olympic trials earlier this summer, and only the top three qualify for the Olympics. But third-place finisher Nick Ross didn’t have the Olympic ‘A’ standard necessary, 7’7″, so Williams squeaked in… Continue reading
High jumper Jesse Williams was honored on Tuesday as a recipient of the Jesse Owens Award. This season, Williams became the first American to win a world high jump crown since Charles Austin in 1991. Managing editor Brett Honeycutt’s story on Williams was featured in the Spring 2011 issue of Sports Spectrum.
U.S. Olympian. Three-time U.S. champion. Four-time NCAA champion. NCAA field athlete of the year.
Those are Jesse Williams’ accomplishments.
But it’s not what defines him… Continue reading