SPORTS

Shericka Jackson Continues Her Class Act On The Track 

Shericka Jackson, the Jamaican 100 and 200-meter track star, turned up the heat in Monaco to run away from her competitors to win the 200 meters race in 21.86 sec at the Diamond League Meet.  

It was a phenomenal run against a field with the likes of USA champion Gabby Thomas, the world leader at 21.60, rising star Julien Alfred, and former European champion Dina Asher-Smith.  

Alfred, in only her second meet as a professional, ran a smart 22.08 for second place. Asher-Smith was third in a season-best 22.23.  

With a month to go before the World Championships in Budapest, the world champion was pleased with the performance.  

“It was great for me today. Last time, I was second here, so to come here and take the win, it is really really good. I had three competitions in a week, so it is a bit hard for me. One more coming up, it will be London,” said Jackson, who was not entirely happy with the first part of her race.  

“I do not think that the curve was as good as I wanted, but I managed to go until the finish, so it was good. I have one more coming up, so I am glad I finished this one healthy. I keep training and keep competing.  

“I had a hard training session yesterday and still I was able to run 21 so that is good. I want to make sure I am on the top of my shape in Budapest,” said Jackson. 

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 Edited by Jesus Chan 

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