Jamaica’s Sherika Jackson Takes Home Gold

Shericka Jackson defended her 200-meter world title on Friday at the 2023 World Championships in Budapest.

Jackson made her comeback after failing to mine gold in the 100-meter final on Monday.

She was in a no-nonsense mood as she left all and sundry behind, winning the 200-meter race in a record time of 21.41s, breaking her own championship time of 21.45s set in Oregon in 2022.

The time is also a new national record.

Jackson now has the second and third fastest times ever in the event.

Pulling up behind Jackson was American Gabby Thomas, who clocked 21.81s for the silver medal.

Sha’Carri Richardson, the fastest woman in the 100 meters this year, picked up her second medal of the championships, running a personal best of 21.92s for bronze.

Julien Alfred of St Lucia, fifth in the 100 meters final, finished fourth in 22.05s, while Daryll Neita of Great Britain ran a personal best of 22.16 for fifth place.

Anthonique Strachan of the Bahamas finished sixth in 22.29, with Dina Asher-Smith of Great Britain close behind in 22.34s.

Marie Jose Ta Lou was eighth in 22.64s.

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