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World Athletics Championships 2023: Women's 200 Metres - Jamaican Shericka Jackson Defends Her Title With A Stunning Championship Record

The 29-year-old Jamaican star Shericka Jackson defended her women’s 200m title after setting up a Championship Record at the World Athletics Championships 2023 in Budapest, Hungary.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 26.08.2023
World Athletics Championships 2023 Womens 200 Metres Jamaican Shericka Jackson Defends Her Title With A Stunning Championship Record

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The 29-year-old Jamaican star Shericka Jackson defended her women’s 200m title after setting up a Championship Record at the World Athletics Championships 2023 in Budapest, Hungary.


World Athletics Championships 2023: Women’s 200 Metres – Shericka Jackson was the 2nd fastest ever

On the seventh day of the World Athletics Championships 2023 (August 25), Shericka Jackson stormed to defend the women’s 200m title. She broke her previous year’s Championship Record (21.45s) to set up a new Championship Record in that race by completing it in 21.41 seconds. Meanwhile, it was the second fastest ever women’s 200m run, after the USA athlete Florence Griffith-Joyner’s record for 21.34 seconds in the Seoul 1988 Olympics.

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It was the second medal for Jackson at the ongoing World Athletics Championships 2023. Earlier, she earned a silver medal in the women’s 100m event.


World Athletics Championships 2023: Women’s 200 Metres – USA won two other medals

On the other hand, USA athletes Gabrielle Thomas (21.81s) and Sha'Carri Richardson (21.92s) won the silver and bronze medals, respectively. The 23-year-old Richardson, who stunned in the women’s 100m race with a gold medal by setting up a Championship Record in Budapest, produced her personal best performance in the 200m race to clinch the bronze medal.


World Athletics Championships 2023: Women’s 200 Metres (Final Status)


Rank

Athlete

Country

Time

1

Shericka Jackson

Jamaica

21.41 (CR)

2

Gabrielle Thomas

United States

21.81

3

Sha'Carri Richardson

United States

21.92 (PB)

4

Julien Alfred

Saint Lucia

22.05

5

Daryll Neita

Great Britain & Northern Ireland

22.16 (PB)

6

Dina Asher-Smith

Great Britain & Northern Ireland

22.34

7

Anthonique Strachan

Bahamas

23.29

8

Marie-Josée Ta Lou

Ivory Coast

23.64

[NOTE: CR = Championship Record; PB = Personal Best]


What did Shericka Jackson say?

Though Shericka Jackson had a little disappointed face at the end of the race, she clarified her expression.

Jackson told Eurosport, “The thing is I wrote down 21.40 as the slowest time I was going to run today. Sometimes people misinterpret my facial expressions but I think I did pretty good tonight and I'm grateful just to be here. I'm definitely not disappointed. To run a personal best, I'm definitely grateful."

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