Toni-Ann Williams is a California Institute of Technology student, but she will soon be an Olympic athlete.
Williams made history on Sunday night when she became the country’s first gymnast to secure qualification to an Olympic Games.
Williams skipped the NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championship to deliver a solid performance at the Rio Olympic Test. She finished 38th overall and 16th as an individual.
The athlete’s highest score of the day came as a 14.066 on vault, which ranked her 24th among competitors. She also finished in the top 35 on beam (29th, 13.666) and floor (32nd, 13.366). Williams tallied an 11.833 on bars.
The Jamaican team's coach Justin Howell admits he has been floored by the achievement.
“What an amazing accomplishment. It’s a little surreal at the moment, but we believed without a doubt that she would qualify,” Howell said.