Shericka Jackson produced the second fastest 200m time in history to win gold in the women’s 200m final at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene on Thursday night having beaten Fraser-Pryce and Dina Asher-Smith.
The Saint Ann born sprinter [Jackson], who won silver in the 100m with a 10.73 personal best on Sunday, ran a sizzling championship record 21.45 seconds ahead of teammate Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce [21.81] and Great Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith [22.02] while Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah finished seventh in 22.39 seconds.
Jackson’s time also makes her the fastest woman alive over the distance and is a new national record as well.
In the men’s event, the USA completed their second sprint sweep of the championships with Noah Lyles defending his title from Doha with a phenomenal world-leading and lifetime best of 19.31 to become the third fastest man in history over the distance.
Kenny Bednarek ran 19.77 for the silver medal while 18-year-old Erriyon Knighton took the bronze in 19.80. The Dominican Republic’s Alexander Ogando and Trinidad & Tobago’s Jereem Richards were fifth and sixth in 19.93 and 20.08, respectively.