A better world

Good to know that superstars are human afterall. I am always excited when successful people give back to the society to support humanitarian projects.

World and Olympics champion Tonique Williams-Darling has joined the growing lists of athletes donating their winning kits to the IAAF athletes for a better world project.

The darling lady from Bahamas, who won a highly competitive 400m final at the IAAF World Championships in Helsinki last summer, donated her gold medal winning bodysuit to the Americas project Ambassador Debbie Ferguson following her 49.55 seconds win in Helsinki.

The 29-year-old Williams-Darling was the revelation of the 2004 summer season during which not only did she win the Olympic title in Athens but she also won a share of the TDK Golden League Jackpot.

Last week, Athens 2004 double Olympic champion Kelly Holmes donated her competition vest to the IAAF.

The 35-year-old, who won an incredible 800m / 1500m double at the 2004 Games, presented a Great Britain and Northern Ireland vest to the IAAF humanitarian project.

Helsinki 2005 World champions, American sprinters Lauryn Williams and Jeremy Wariner, and French sprint hurdler Ladji Doucouré have also handed donations to the IAAF humanitarian project.

Same goes for American Michael Johnson, the current World record holder in the 200m and 400m, who also donated his Sydney 2000 Olympics USA team tracksuit, and Sweden’s Kajsa Bergqvist who overcame a serious Achilles tendon injury to capture her first outdoor World Championship gold medal last summer in Helsinki.

The list goes on.....

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