On Thursday night, Jamaica’s Shericka Jackson comfortably won gold in the 200m final on day seven of the 2022 World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon.
Jackson clocked 21.45 seconds, a national record, and the second-fastest time in history.
Her teammate, 100-metre champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, finished second with a season’s best – 21.81 seconds.
The previous Jamaican record of 21.53 seconds was held by Elaine Thompson-Herah.
Dina Asher-Smith of Britain earned bronze with a time of 22.02 while Olympic champion Thompson-Herah, who won bronze in the 100, finished seventh with a time of 22.39.
Jamaica’s medal tally currently stands at 6 at these championships – two gold, three silver and a bronze.
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