Shericka Jackson, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Elaine Thompson-Herah all advanced to the final of the women’s 200m at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon on Tuesday.
Jackson, who has the world’s fastest time over the 200m this year looked magnificent in semi-final 1, finishing in sizzling 21.67 seconds.
World 100m champion, Fraser-Pryce ran her season best [21.82 sec] in semi-final 3, beating US champion – Abby Steiner who crossed the line in 22.15 seconds.
Meanwhile, double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah earned her place through the non automatic qualification route having finished third in semi-final 2 in a season’s best 21.97 seconds.
The fastest woman alive [Thompson-Herah] led the race after 50m, but surrended her position in the last 15m to the finishing line to the USA’s Tamara Clark who ran 21.95 to win while defending world champion Dina Asher-Smith ran a season’s best 21.96 for second.
The Jamaican trio could sweep a second medal podium in the final which comes off on Thursday, but should be wary of Dina Asher-Smith, and Abby Steiner.
By James K. Attaglo Wilson