Jamaica’s Shericka Jackson continued her stellar 2022 season by winning the 200m at Thursday’s Diamond League final in Zurich.
Jackson, who earlier ran 10.81 for second behind Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce in the 100m, sped to 21.80 to take the 200m crown ahead of American Olympic bronze medallist Gabby Thomas (22.38), and her countrywoman Tamara Clark (22.42).
Jackson ran 22.07 to finish second to Thomas (21.98) in her first 200m race of the season at the Doha Diamond League event on May 13 and has gone undefeated in nine races since, including a 21.45 effort to win gold at the World Championships in Eugene, becoming the fastest woman alive in the process.
In the 100m hurdles, despite Tobi Amusan’s world record and world and Commonwealth victories, many thought a back in top form Olympic champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn might challenge.
However, the Nigerian dominated to win in a meeting record 12.29 (-0.3) and defend her Diamond League title with Tia Jones (12.40) second and world silver medallist Britany Anderson third in 12.42 with Camacho-Quinn fourth in 12.49.