Action Jackson Hits Meet Record

In another blazing performance, Shericka Jackson set a meet record at the Diamond League finale in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday.

Although the Jacksonites looked forward to the breaking of the world record from the 200m world champion, who has run times of 21.41, 21.82, and 21.48, heading into Eugene that was not to be but rather a postponement some would say.

The star sprinter had won the 100m Diamond League trophy in 10.70 on Saturday but did not disappoint in the 200m as she turned up the turbo to capture the event in a meet record of 21.57.

Florence Griffiths-Joyner’s world record of 21.34, set in 1988, survives for another year, but Jackson will undoubtedly challenge it again next season as the Olympic Games in Paris beckon.

Marie Josee Ta Lou ran a season-best 22.10 to finish second with Bahamian Anthonique Strachan finishing third in 22.16.

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 Edited by Jesus Chan

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