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Lily Williams Athlete Bio
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Olympic Team - Track

Lily Williams

Elite Women's National Team Member, Tokyo 2020 Olympic Bronze Medalist, 2020 World Champion

D.O.B June 24, 1994
Hometown Tallahassee, Florida
School Vanderbilt University ’16; Northwestern University ’17
Residence Asheville, North Carolina
Pro Teams Hagens Berman | Supermint (2018-2019), Human Powered Health (2020 - Present)

Meet the Athlete

Lily started a professional career on the road in 2018 after transitioning from collegiate running in 2016. She got on the podium at criterium nationals and won the 2018 Winston Salem Cycling Classic. She started racing on the track in 2019 and had found her new home. Lily quickly excelled on the track and joined the team pursuit squad that went on to win the World Championships in 2020 and qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Lily and her teammates rode to a bronze medal at the Games. After the Olympics, she started taking on other track events and podiumed at the Nations Cups in the Individual Pursuit and Madison.

What is your favorite quote or piece of advice to live by?

Always listen to the advice you would give someone else in your position.

Always listen to the advice you would give someone else in your position.

What is something you would tell your younger self if you could go back in time?

Remember the reasons you do the sport, and be willing to adapt those reasons over time. Don't let others convince you there's only one way.

Remember the reasons you do the sport, and be willing to adapt those reasons over time. Don't let others convince you there's only one way.

What would the theme song of your life be?

Nangs - Tame Impala

Nangs - Tame Impala

Points of Interest

Williams Poi 1

Winning the team pursuit world championships with my teammates in Berlin 2020

Getting my first pro contract in 2018

Williams Poi 2
Williams Poi 3

Any time I can help deliver a top step of the podium

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