Shericka Jackson has claimed her spot in history and is now the fastest woman in the world and the second fastest in history over 200m.
28-year-old Shericka Jackson accomplished exactly what she sat out to do and has conquered the field in Eugene Oregon. The young sprinter has taken the baton from teammate Elaine Thompson-Hera and has edged closer to toppling the record of the fastest woman in history, Florence Griffith-Joyner over the 200m distance.
The passion, determination and intent to win were written clearly across Jackson’s face before the race began. As soon as she stepped out of the blocks there was nothing her fellow teammates or contenders could have done to pull out ahead of her. Jackson blazed her way to the finish line with a time of 21.45, the second fastest time in history over the distance.
Jackson began her career in the 400m but as soon as she decided to switch to the 100m and the 200m in 2021, she immediately started to make waves in the world of track and field.
While it may not have been the sweep some hoped for, Jamaicans were treated to an adrenaline-fueled and tension-filled race and the golden trio left Jamaicans across the world at the edge of their seats.
The fan favourite, pocket rocket Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce finished second with a time of 21.81. Elaine Thompson-Hera who has tried her best to fight the lingering Achilles injury that has plagued her since the 2016 Rio Olympics unfortunately was not able to medal in tonight’s finals and finished seventh.
Watch the race below.