Shericka Jackson Returns to Winning Form at Stockholm Diamond League

Shericka Jackson reclaimed her winning momentum at the Stockholm Diamond League stop on Sunday, clocking a season’s best of 22.69 seconds amidst a -2.0m/s headwind.

The 29-year-old finished fifth in Oslo just days earlier.

Jackson’s performance, though over a second slower than her career-best 21.41 set last August in Budapest, showcased her potential for faster times ahead.

The manner in which she secured her win, confidently pulling away from the field after a strong bend, would have restored much-needed confidence following the end of her two-year winning streak in Oslo.


Sweden’s Julia Henriksson finished second with a time of 22.89, and Amy Hunt of Great Britain took third place in 22.92. Notably, Brittany Brown of the USA, who triumphed in Oslo, withdrew from the 200m after competing in the 100m.

Jackson’s victory in Stockholm follows her win at the Marrakech Diamond League on May 19, where she clocked 22.82. 

In other events, Dutch hurdler Femke Bol extended her winning streak in Stockholm, claiming her fourth victory at the Olympic Stadium in the 400m hurdles. Competing in her first hurdles race of the year, Bol finished in 53.07 seconds.

Jamaica’s Rushell Clayton followed in second place with 53.78, while Andrenette Knight and Janieve Russell posted season’s bests of 54.62 and 54.99, respectively.

In the women’s 100m, Jamaica’s Natasha Morrison finished seventh with a time of 11.41 seconds. The race was won by African Games champion Gina Bass, who clocked 11.15 (-0.8m/s), narrowly edging out Marie Josee Ta Lou-Smith by 0.01 seconds. Brittany Brown secured third place in 11.18.

The men’s 100m saw an exciting finish with just 0.03 seconds separating the top three. Emmanuel Eseme of Cameroon emerged victorious in 10.16 (-1.0m/s), followed closely by USA’s Kyree King (10.18) and Italy’s Chituru Ali (10.19). Jamaica’s Ryiem Forde finished fourth with a time of 10.22.

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