Jamaica’s two-time Girls’s 200m World Champion, Shericka Jackson, topped a high quality subject to safe the 100m Diamond League trophy after a blazing victory in 10.70 seconds (0.8mps) on the Prefontaine Traditional in Eugene, Oregon, United States on Saturday.
Loss to Richardson a fluke
On the opening day of the two-day, season-ending Diamond League fixture on the superfast Haywood Subject on the College of Oregon, Jackson proved that her loss on the World Championships to rising American star Sha’Carri Richardson was a fluke as she stormed to victory in no unsure method forward of Marie-Josee TaLou of the Ivory Coast, who completed second in a season’s greatest 10.75 seconds. TaLou was fourth within the World Championships in Budapest, Hungary.
Third place went to an ever-improving Elaine Thompson-Herah in a season-best 10.79 seconds, with Richardson floundering in fourth place with a time of 10.80 seconds.
Jamaica’s third finalist within the occasion, Natasha Morrison, completed in sixth place with a private greatest time of 10.85 seconds and might be seen celebrating heartily with the race winner and compatriot, Jackson, when the outcomes have been posted.
Prize cash for the athletes
Alongside the Diamond League trophy, Jackson and all different particular person winners will obtain US$30,000 in prize cash.
Second by means of eighth-place finishers will obtain US$12,000, US$7,000, US$4,000, US$2,500, US$2,000, US$1,500, and US$1,000, respectively.
Jackson, who completed second within the 100m to her compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce final 12 months, earlier than successful the 200m Diamond League trophy and prize cash, will try to finish the double on Sunday when she contests the 200m closing, the closing occasion on this system.
She traces up in lane seven of 9 with a private better of 21.41 seconds, solely seven-hundredths of a second exterior the observe file held by Florence Griffith-Joyner.
The Meet Document is 21.77 seconds, set in 2017 by the late American Tori Bowie. Jackson faces, in lane order from one, Gemima Joseph of France, Tasa Jiya of the Netherlands, Marie-Josee TaLou, Daryll Neita of Nice Britain, Jenna Prandini and Kayla White of the US, Antonique Strachan of the Bahamas, and Twanisha Terry of the US.
In the meantime, Shanieka Ricketts and Kimberly Williams of Jamaica additionally earned podium finishes within the girls’s triple leap closing.
Ricketts, who surprisingly completed in fourth place simply exterior the medals in Budapest, produced a private better of 15.03m on her sixth and closing try to assert second place to the unbeatable Venezuelan Yulimar Rojas, who jumped 15.35m, a Meet Document and World Main effort.
Ricketts’ compatriot Williams produced a season-best leap of 14.61m for third place in her greatest collection of jumps in a very long time.
The Males Compete
Within the males’s 100m closing, Kishane Thompson was the best-placed Jamaican with a fourth-place end in 9.87 seconds.
The occasion was gained in a World Main time of 9.83 seconds by American Christian Coleman, forward of the World Championships triple gold medalist Noah Lyles in 9.85 seconds.
Kenya’s Omanyala Ferdinand completed third in 9.85 seconds. Jamaica’s Yohan Blake was sixth in 10.08 seconds, whereas countryman Akeem Blake false-started and was disqualified.
There was additionally disappointment for Jamaica within the Girls’s shot put as Dinniel Thomas-Dodd completed sixth with a throw of 19.12m.
The occasion was gained by American Chase Ealey with a Nationwide Document, Meet Document, World Lead, and private greatest throw of 20.76m.
Kirani James of Grenada rebounded from his World Championships flop to win the lads’s 400m Diamond League trophy with a season-best time of 44.30 seconds.
He beat the American pair of Quincy Corridor (44.44 seconds) and Vernon Norwood (44.61 seconds) for the title, with Jamaica’s Rusheen McDonald ending fifth in 45.10 seconds.
Anderson Peters of Grenada was sixth within the males’s javelin throw with a greatest effort of 74.71m, properly under the 84.24m throw of the winner, Czech Jakub Vadlejch.
And in one of many races of the meet, the lads’s 400m hurdles closing, American Rai Benjamin upset the world file holder, Norway’s Karsten Warholm, in a Diamond League Document, Meet Document, and World Main time of 46.39 seconds, in comparison with Warholm’s time of 46.53 seconds.
Third place went to Kyron McMaster of the British Virgin Islands in 47.31 seconds.
The meet concludes on Sunday with the lads’s lengthy leap closing that includes Jamaica’s Tajay Gayle and LaQuan Nairn of the Bahamas.
The ladies’s 400m hurdles will function the Jamaican pair of Janieve Russell and Rushell Clayton; the ladies’s 400m closing will embrace stars akin to Aliyah Abrams of Guyana, Candice McLeod of Jamaica, World Champion Marileidy Paulinho of the Dominican Republic, and Sada Williams of Barbados.
The boys’s 110m hurdles closing will function Hansle Parchment, the reigning Olympic Video games champion; the ladies’s 100m hurdles closing will embrace two-time World Champion Danielle Williams, compatriot Megan Tapper, and Olympic Video games champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Puerto Rico, whereas the ladies’s 800m closing will function Natoya Goule of Jamaica.
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