Jamaican sprinter – Briana Nichole Williams has been recognized for her youth leadership and broader influence across the globe.

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics Games relay gold medalist was among ten [10] individuals and two organizations honoured as part of the Heritage Awards in Florida on Sunday.

“She is a shining example of excellence not only to Jamaicans at home and abroad of what you can achieve with hard work, dedication, commitment backed by God-given talent,” said Consul General Oliver Mair.

“We must also thank her mother, Sharon, for her guiding role and supporting Briana each step of her journey. I am very proud of our home-grown hero.

“Briana will always be our little baby so the reward for us was that she got her gold medal,”

The lead-off leg for Jamaica’s all conquering gold medal winning [4x100m] relay team that set a national record of 41.02 seconds promised that she’ll do her best to make Jamaica proud always.

“Thanks always to the Consul General. He is fun to be around. I enjoyed myself and meeting the other nominees. It was a pleasure being there and it was great to be awarded. I will always try my best to make Jamaica proud,” Williams said.

“For me, every season I want to show what young people like myself can achieve through hard work. And at the end of it, it’s always nice to be recognized, so I’m grateful for this award.”