Joella Lloyd Qualifies for 2024 Paris Olympics with Record-Breaking Performance

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KNOXVILLE, TN – April 09, 2021 – Joella Lloyd of the Tennessee Volunteers during day 2 of the 53rd Tennessee Relays at Tom Black Track At LaPorte Stadium in Knoxville, TN. Photo By Andrew Ferguson/Tennessee Athletics

Joella Lloyd Qualifies for 2024 Paris Olympics with Record-Breaking Performance

The Antigua Barbuda Athletics Association announced with great pride that Joella Lloyd has once again made history.

En route to her fourth NCAA Championships, the Antiguan sprint queen has secured her place in the 2024 Paris Olympics by clocking an impressive 11.06 seconds in the 100 meters at the NCAA East Regional Semifinals, surpassing the Olympic standard of 11.07 seconds.

Lloyd, a junior at the University of Tennessee, not only qualified for the Olympics but also set a new national record for Antigua and Barbuda with her stellar performance.

Her time of 11.06 seconds is an improvement on her own previous national record and personal best, demonstrating her continuous growth and determination.

Placing 7th overall in the highly competitive semifinals, Lloyd’s achievement highlights her rising prominence in the world of track and field.

This remarkable accomplishment marks a significant milestone for both Lloyd and her country as she prepares to represent Antigua and Barbuda on the global stage.

Joella Lloyd continues to train rigorously, aiming for even greater success at the upcoming Olympic Games.

Her journey to Paris 2024 promises to be one filled with determination, national pride, and the pursuit of excellence.

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