Shericka Jackson Is Back In Business After Fast Run In Stockholm, Wins Women’s 200m In Season’s Best Time

by Gee NY
Image Credit: Shericka Jackson on Facebook (L) and Marco M. Mantovani/Getty Images (R)

Jamaica’s Shericka Jackson made a striking comeback at the BAUHAUS-Galan Diamond League meet at the Olympic Stadium in Stockholm, Sweden.

Jackson, who finished fifth in Oslo last Thursday, clocked a season’s best 22.69 seconds (-2.0m/s) to secure victory in the women’s 200m.

During a Saturday press conference, Jackson admitted that her performance in Oslo was disheartening, but she was determined to make a strong recovery. Leading off the curve, she cruised to the finish line, showcasing her resilience and athletic prowess.

Sweden’s Julia Hendriksson achieved a personal best of 22.89 seconds to take second place, while Great Britain’s Amy Hunt finished third with a time of 22.92 seconds.

In other events, Rushell Clayton and Shanieka Ricketts also delivered impressive performances.

Clayton finished second in the women’s 400m hurdles with a time of 53.78 seconds, trailing Holland’s Femke Bol, who opened her hurdles season with an impressive 53.07 seconds. Andrenette Knight and Janieve Russell followed in third and fourth places, respectively, both achieving their season’s best times.

Ricketts secured second place in the women’s triple jump with a mark of 14.40m (-1.0m/s). Cuba’s Leyanis Perez Hernandez won the event with a jump of 14.67m (1.4m/s), while Thea Lafond of Dominica finished third with 14.26m (-1.0m/s).

In the men’s 100m, Ryiem Forde finished fourth, clocking 10.22 seconds (-1.0m/s). Cameroon’s Emmanuel Eseme won the race in 10.16 seconds, followed closely by American Kyree King (10.18 seconds) and Italy’s Chituru Ali (10.19 seconds).

Natasha Morrison placed seventh in the women’s 100m with a time of 11.41 seconds (-0.8m/s). Gina Miriam Bass Bittaye of Gambia took first place in 11.15 seconds, with Marie-Josee Ta-Lou-Smith of Ivory Coast and American Brittany Brown finishing second and third, respectively.

In field events, Danniel Thomas-Dodd threw 18.77m to finish fifth in the women’s shot put. World Champion Chase Jackson won with a throw of 20.00m, narrowly beating Canada’s Sarah Mitton (19.98m) and Holland’s Jessica Schilder (19.08m).

Fedrick Dacres placed sixth in the men’s discus throw with a best mark of 64.21m. Lithuania’s world record holder Mykolas Alekna won the event with a throw of 68.64m, followed by Sweden’s Daniel Stahl (66.10m) and Australia’s Matthew Denny (65.94m).

The performances in Stockholm demonstrated the athletes’ determination and skill as they continue to prepare for the upcoming competitions, with Shericka Jackson leading the way with her inspiring comeback.

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