With a strong beginning, splendid twist and completely shining home straight, Jamaica’s Shericka Jackson ran further into the history books at the World Athletics Championships- Budapest 23 on Friday night (August 25), sizzling to her second consecutive world 200m title in 21.41, the second-fastest time ever.
On the track, 29-year-old Jackson left the other opponents in an alternate postal code. This is her most predominant performance of her career, with a triumphant edge of 0.40 bigger than the 0.36 the Jamaican did in Oregon last year, when she timed 21.45.
The run cemented her place in second on the world all-time 200m list, behind legendary Florence Griffith-Joyner’s world record of 21.34. Jackson’s unmoved reaction while seeing the time was reasonably associated with the fact that, she had not surpassed that mark.
USA’s Gabby Thomas came through firmly for second in 21.81, with 100m champion Sha’Carri Richardson making it a memorable title by taking bronze in a PB of 21.92.