Shericka Jackson upsets Sha’Carri Richardson to win Women's 100m Diamond League final

Shericka Jackson upsets Sha’Carri Richardson to win Women's 100m Diamond League final

Edwin Kiplagat
September 17, 2023 at 7:58 AM
  • Shericka Jackson is a two-time Diamond League champion
  • The Jamaican avenged her defeat to Sha'Carri Richardson at the 2023 World Championships to win the women's 100m Diamond League final
  • Jackson clocked 10.70 seconds and is looking to win the women's 200m on Sunday, September 17

Shericka Jackson produced a phenomenal performance to win the women's 100m in the Diamond League final in Eugene.

The Jamaican clocked 10.70 seconds to stun world champion Sha'Carri Richardson, who finished fourth.

Shericka Jackson, Sha'Carri Richardson, Diamond League final, Elaine Thompson-Herah, World Athletics
Shericka Jackson finally beats Sha'Carri Richardson. Photo by Stephen Pond.
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The race was seen as a rematch between Jackson and Richardson, who were the favourites for the world title in the 2023 World Athletics Championships last month. Jackson took silver behind Richardson, who clocked a championship record 10.65 seconds to win her first global title.

Jackson and Richardson have been going at it this season in the 100m, but the American got the upper hand almost every time.

Marie-Josee Ta Lou finished second in 10.75 seconds, while two-time Olympic champion, Elaine Thompson-Herah finished third in 10.79 seconds.

Jackson will also compete in the women's 200m on Sunday and will be eying her second Diamond League trophy this weekend.

Takeaways from 100m Diamond League final

Many fans expected Richardson to win, but it seems she wasn't on top of her game. Nevertheless, the American had a fantastic 2023 season and will definitely get better.

Meanwhile, Jackson's main focus is the 200m world record she's been trying to break for the last two years now. Only a few track and field athletes had a better season than her.

Two-time Olympic champion, Thompson-Herah has been gradually making a comeback. Her win in the Brussels Diamond League was a promising sign that the Jamaican was getting back on form.

Jackson runs second fastest 200m

Sports Brief earlier reported on Jackson dismantling the field to win her second straight women's 200m gold at the World Athletics Championships.

The Jamaican clocked 21.41 seconds, comfortably storming to victory after narrowly missing out on the gold medal in the 100m final.

Jackson clocked 21.45 seconds in the 2022 World Athletics Championships, and many felt she could break Flo-Jo's record in Budapest.

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