Delano Williams of Grand Turk Island, Turks and Caicos Islands, is a Sprinter who started his career as a basketball player. Williams moved to Jamaica aged 13 after hurricane Ike destroyed his school. It was whilst he was playing in a basketball match, aged 18, that a Jamaican scout spotted his speed. Williams was selected to join the field & track team of Munro College in St Elizabeth, Jamaica. This was a great opportunity for Delano Williams and served as a building block for his athletics career. Whilst running for this College, he won the 100 and 200 metres at the 2012 Jamaican National High School Track and Field Championships, becoming the first non-national to do so.
Williams is unable to compete for his home country as they are not recognised by the International Olympic Committee, due to the fact that they do not have their own National Governing body. However, as Williams was born in Turks & Caicos, he was eligible to have a British passport and therefore potentially run for Great Britain. Hence, in 2012 it was confirmed that Delano Williams would be flying to Britain to trial for a place on the British Olympic team. He was very confident that he would be successful in gaining a spot in the team to compete in the 200 metres. Delano Williams trained hard to make the Olympic team, however he was not successful that time. He came in fifth in the 200m and therefore was not selected for one of the three spots available. Delano Williams was left feeling disappointed but not disheartened, as he was sure that he would qualify to run in the Olympics at some point.