Shericka Jackson Powers to Victory in Women’s 200m in Diamond League Final

Shericka Jackson Powers to Victory in Women’s 200m in Diamond League Final

Edwin Kiplagat
September 17, 2023 at 10:14 PM
  • Shericka Jackson does it again
  • The Jamaican won her second 200m Diamond League title in Eugene
  • The two-time world champion won the 100m title on Saturday, September 16

Shericka Jackson easily won the women's 200m in the 2023 Diamond League final, but the long-standing world record evaded her again.

Jackson clocked 21.57 seconds to win her third Diamond League title and her second a day after winning the women's 100m final.

Shericka Jackson, Diamond League Final, Sha'Carri Richardson, Noah Lyles, Prefontaine CLassic, Eugene,
Shericka Jackson is getting closer to the world record. Photo by Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency.
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Ivory Coasts Marie-Josee Ta Lou finished second in 22.10 seconds, Anthonique Strachan finished second in 22:16 seconds, and Twanisha Terry rounded up the top four.

Just like many 200m races this season, it was Jackson against the clock. No one came close to her in the four Diamond League races this season, and she has been eyeing the world record for some time now.

The time in Eugene is her fifth fastest time in the distance. The 29-year-old now has five of the fastest 200m times ever.

On Saturday, the Jamaican stunned 100m world champion Sha'Carri Richardson to win the 100m Diamond League title. Jackson has now won three Diamond League titles in her career.

World record evades Jackson, again

The Jamaican has tried to break the world record several times in the last few months, but her attempts have been unsuccessful.

The closest she came was at the 2023 World Athletics Championships in Budapest. She 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.

The good news is she has enough time to prepare for the 2024 Olympics, the perfect stage to break 35-year-old Florence Griffith-Joyner's world record (21.34).

Richardson beat Jackson in women's 100m

Sports Brief earlier reported on Richardson upsetting Jackson and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce to win the women's 100m world title in Budapest.

She clocked a championship record of 10.65 seconds, denying defending champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Jackson. It was also the first women's 100-metre world championship victory by an American athlete since 2017 when Tori Bowie won.

Jackson finished second in 10.72 seconds, while five-time champion Fraser-Pryce finished third in 10.81 seconds.

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