Jamaica’s Jackson completes 200m golden double in second greatest time ever

Defending 200m World Champion Shericka Jackson introduced unbridled pleasure to Jamaica on Thursday when she gained the occasion in a Championships File 21.41 seconds.

In writing the script for the second-fastest 200m in historical past, Jackson thrilled the capability crowd on the Nationwide Athletics Centre in Budapest with a blistering first 100m the place she pulled away from rivals earlier than holding her kind nicely all the best way to the top.

Solely the world file of 21.34 seconds by the late Florence Griffith-Joyner was run sooner.

American Gabby Thomas was second in 21.81 seconds with 100m World Champion Sha’Carri Richardson in third in 21.92, a private greatest.

St Lucia’s Julien Alfred was fourth in 22.05 seconds, with Anthonique Strachan of The Bahamas ending sixth in 22.29 seconds.

Mens’ 200m Highlights

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Jamaica’s lone entrant within the males’s 200m Andrew Hudson completed in eighth place in 20.24 seconds, as American favorite Noah Lyles gained in 19.52 seconds, with teammate Erriyon Knighton subsequent in 19.75 seconds with Botswana teenager Letsile Tebogo taking third place in 19.81 seconds.

Alexander Ogando of the Dominican Republic was seventh in 20.23 seconds.

Girls’s Triple Soar Remaining Highlights

There was no pleasure for Jamaica within the girls’s triple bounce as two-time silver medallist Shanieka Ricketts registered a season greatest 14.93m nevertheless it was solely ok for fourth place.

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The occasion was gained by the agency favorite Yulimar Rojas of Venezuela with 15.08m after struggling for a lot of the competitors.

Ukraine’s Maryna Behk-Romanchuk was second with a season greatest 15.00m, with Cuba’s Leyanis Hernandez posting 14.96m.

Ricketts’ teammate Kimberly Williams completed in seventh place with a season greatest 14.38m, whereas Dominica’s Thea Lafond was fifth with a Nationwide File 14.90m.

Girls’s 800m Semi-final Highlights

There have been additionally combined leads to the ladies’s 800m semis, as Adelle Tracey ran a lifetime better of 1:58.99 minutes for fourth place in Warmth Three.

Her compatriot Natoya Goule-Toppin completed third in Warmth Two in 2:00.78 minutes, nevertheless it was not good to advance.

Tracey had additionally ran a Nationwide File 3:58.72 minutes within the 1500m semis however missed the lower for the ultimate.

Akeem Blake, Indirect Seville, Ryiem Forde and Rohan Watson teamed as much as run a season greatest 37.68 seconds for second place to the US with a World Main 37.67 seconds.

Trinidad and Tobago ran 38.89 seconds however did not progress.

Jamaica’s girls had been in scintillating kind as Briana William, Elaine Thompson Herah, Shashalee Forbes and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce produced a greatest effort of the season in 41.70 seconds

Nice Britain was second in 42.33 seconds with Switzerland third in 42.64 seconds.

In the meantime, Lamara Distin soared to 1.92m to occupy third place in Warmth One, and a spot within the remaining however Kimberly Williams (1.85 seconds) in Warmth Two.

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