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Commonwealth Games: ‘Quadzilla’ qualifies for 100m sprint

A man who claims he can squat 525kg with his massive leg muscles will carry Australia’s sprinting hopes when he takes to the track at this year’s Commonwealth Games.

Trae Williams, 20, qualified for the Games’ flagship 100m event on Friday night when he almost broke the magical ten-second barrier in the national final with a time of 10.10 seconds.

Now the man dubbed ‘Quadzilla’ – who can still find his way into a pair of skinny jeans – hopes his huge quadriceps will be his ticket to victory.  

Trae Williams (pictured) – who claims he can squat 525 kilograms with his massive leg muscles – will carry Australia’s sprinting hopes when he takes to the track at this year’s Commonwealth Games

Williams (centre) qualified for the Games' flagship 100m event on Friday night when he almost broke the magical ten-second barrier in the national final with a time of 10.10 seconds

Williams (centre) qualified for the Games’ flagship 100m event on Friday night when he almost broke the magical ten-second barrier in the national final with a time of 10.10 seconds

The man dubbed 'Quadzilla' (left) - who can still find his way into a pair of skinny jeans - hopes his huge quadriceps will be his ticket to victory

The man dubbed ‘Quadzilla’ (left) – who can still find his way into a pair of skinny jeans – hopes his huge quadriceps will be his ticket to victory

Williams was confident after his career-best sprint, accepting his new nickname before making a bold leg strength claim.

‘I have squatted 525 kilograms … I’m in the gym a lot. I don’t skip leg day,’ he told the ABC. 

Friday’s sprint made Williams the fourth fastest Australian of all time, but he says he is ready for the life changes that will come with his inevitable stardom at April’s Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. 

‘It did change for me a little bit, although I’m still the same old person — I won’t change,’ Williams said about his qualification.

Williams (pictured) was confident after his career-best sprint, accepting his new nickname before making a bold leg strength claim

Williams (pictured) was confident after his career-best sprint, accepting his new nickname before making a bold leg strength claim

'I have squatted 525 kilograms ... I'm in the gym a lot. I don't skip leg day,' Williams (pictured) said

‘I have squatted 525 kilograms … I’m in the gym a lot. I don’t skip leg day,’ Williams (pictured) said

Friday's sprint made Williams (pictured) the fourth fastest Australian of all time

Friday’s sprint made Williams (pictured) the fourth fastest Australian of all time

‘The pressure won’t be much. I will run my own race. If I feel pressure, I need to put it behind me and the thing is I know what I have to do.’      

Williams is in the form of his life after delivering personal best sprints four times in less than three weeks.

The man from Logan will have the support of his home crowd at the Games when he lines up against Jamaican sprinting superstars Yohan Blake and Asafa Powell.   

Williams is confident in taking them on after his qualification, saying: ‘My time would have medalled at the past four Commonwealth Games but I know this one is going to be a lot faster.’

He added: ‘They’ve all run 9.9 and lower so it’ll be an interesting final.’

Williams is in the form of his life after delivering personal best sprints four times in less than three weeks

Williams is in the form of his life after delivering personal best sprints four times in less than three weeks



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