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Shericka Jackson becomes third best 200m performer in history

The Jamaican Championships gave rise to an outstanding performance by Shericka Jackson in the 200m on Sunday in Kingston. Subject to ratification, the Olympic bronze medalist in the 400m in Rio and in the 100m in Tokyo flew over the race to win in 21.55 (zero wind), a personal best improved by 26 hundredths, obviously the best performance in the world. of the year, and even became the third best performer in history over the distance. Only the American Florence Griffith-Joyner (21”34 in 1988) and her Jamaican compatriot Elaine Thompson-Herah (21”53 at the Tokyo Olympics) went faster on the half-lap.

Author of an astonishing end of the race, Jackson (27), who was a specialist in the 400m for a long time, beat Elaine Thompson-Herah (22”05) and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (22”14) on Sunday. On Friday, she won the national 100m title in 10”77 and this double confirms that she will have to be watched very closely over the distances at the next Eugene Worlds (July 15-24).

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